Tools and support for Your Local Pantry members

It is estimated that UK households miss out on £19bn a year in unclaimed welfare benefits*

To help our ensure our members get everything that you are entitled to, we've partnered with the charity Turn2us, who believe that everyone in the UK should have financial security so they can thrive - something that really resonates with our values of Dignity, Choice and Hope.

To help you with this, we have embedded two of their wonderful tools into our members webpage.

Why not check your benefit entitlement?

Use the Turn2Us free and confidential Benefits Calculator below, to find out what benefits you are entitled to claim. In the last year over 3 million calculations have been made by people, like you, looking for information they deserve and need.

* Quoted by https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/apr/30/uk-households-missing-out-on-19bn-a-year-in-unclaimed-welfare-benefits

Grants Search:

You could also be missing out on money which you never have to pay back. Use the FREE Turn2us Grants Search tool below to match you to any grants for which you may be eligible.

Times are hard for many people, so members have shared these resources and contacts that they have found helpful:

Bereavement

  • Your Local Pantry partners with At A Loss to help bereaved people find support - https://www.ataloss.org/ 
  • Cruse Bereavement Support - We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning - https://www.cruse.org.uk/
  • Sands is here to save babies’ lives and support anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby. Members, staff or volunteers can call our helpline on 0808 164 3332 (open Monday-Friday 10am – 3pm, Tuesday-Thursday 6pm- 9pm) - www.sands.org.uk

Credit Unions

Credit Unions are membership based organisations, much like co-operatives. Members have a say in how their credit union is run and may receive a share of the profits – a dividend.

Credit Unions offer a range of straightforward saving products and fair, manageable loans to members. There are around 500 credit unions in the UK and more than 1.8 million members UK wide, and this number is increasing. The credit union movement is global – there are credit unions in 109 countries, with over 231 million members worldwide!

Debt and money worries

"Debt can make you feel anxious, especially if you don’t have support from friends or family or from your creditors. Debt can be a considerable burden, made worse by dealing with it alone.

Worrying about debt can affect your sleep. Losing out on a good night’s sleep can not only affect your mood and energy levels, it can also affect your ability to work or have good relationships with friends and family. All of these things can further add to your debt problem." (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/a-z-topics/debt-and-mental-health)

Health

Hearing Loss

  • RNID has a simple telephone hearing screening tool. To use this free service call 0844 800 3838 - https://rnid.org.uk/

Housing Advice

Mental Health Support

 

 

 

 

Want to find out more about Your Local Pantry?

* If you’re already a member, you can find your Pantry using the postcode search below. Find out when your Pantry is next open, or get in touch with any questions.

* You might also want to consider volunteering at the Pantry, as it's a great way to meet new people and learn new skills and build confidence!

 Find out more about volunteering.

 

If you're not yet a member, you can apply HERE