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Contact us for information & help in Central Bedfordshire

Please CONTACT US if you would rather speak to the Advice Central team, for free and confidential assistance, we can help you with all your enquiries about welfare benefits and tax credits across Central Bedfordshire.

Links to Local Help:

The Disability Resource Centre – Bedfordshire

The Information Service can help with general benefits advice for people with disabilities and make appointments with the Benefits Advisors who can give more specific advice such as benefit checks and help with form filling for e.g. Personal Independence Payments, Attendance Allowance.

Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK is based in Bromham Road, Bedford and has a trained team of staff and volunteers who can give independent advice on many topics for older people in Central Bedfordshire. Age UK also have a money matters page on their main website which includes information on benefits and more.

Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council can give you advice on Housing Benefits to help with your rent payments and Council Tax Support to help with your Council Tax payments.

Gateway Housing Support

Previously known as Bromford Support, this service has transitioned over to Central Bedfordshire Council and aims to support people who either have little or no experience of living independently, a history of homelessness or experiencing tenancy breakdown.

Aragon Housing- Benefits And Money Action Team

The team aims to improve the way in which people manage their money as well as their other financial needs in life.

BPHA

Money Advisers can offer advice to all residents, shared owners and leaseholders. They can help to identify other benefits you might be entitled to, and give you tips on how to maximise your income. Call 0330 100 0272 and ask for their Money Advice team.

Links to Online Tools & Useful Websites:

 Advice Guide Benefits Info – Compiled by the Citizens Advice Bureau.

 Benefits Calculator – Find out what benefits you are entitled to.

 Benefits for the over 50s – Find out about benefits in older age.

 Benefits for those with disabilities  – Info from the GOV.UK website about benefits if you have a disability.

GOV.UK

A government website providing information on benefits and how to claim.

Turn2Us

Providing information about welfare benefits and tax credits and how you can work out which ones you might be entitled to.

HM Revenue & Customs

Information from a government website providing information on tax credits, child benefit, income tax, national insurance, self-assessment, coming to the UK, pensioners and information for the self-employed.

Shelter

Provides advice on housing, welfare benefits and debt.

Advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau in Central Bedfordshire

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Citizens Advice Bureaux offer independent and confidential advice on many issues including debt, welfare benefits and housing. See below for local districts covered:
Ampthill and District Citizens Advice Bureau

Dunstable and District Citizens Advice Bureau

Leighton Linslade Citizens Advice Bureau

Find more online help and useful websites:

Housing

Education

Benefits

Money

Disabilities

Health & Care

Communities

Immigration

Law

Employment

Consumer

Relationships

This service is funded by Central Bedfordshire Council

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