Eastbourne Volunteers was part of the round table discussion about Universal Credit organised by Stephen Lloyd MP. UC is due to roll out from the 11th October in Eastbourne and is likely to cause problems for many residents and the community organisations supporting them. Look out for more information about UC and where to access help in the first issue of Eastbourne Voice next month.
In the meanwhile, you may find the following support useful:
East Sussex benefits helpline – for advice about benefits including how Universal Credit could affect you.
Call: 0333 344 0681
Universal Credit Helpline – to request an advance payment. It can take up to 6 weeks to get your first payment so this could tie you over until then. You will need to pay back this loan.
Call: 0345 600 0723
Text: 0345 600 0743
Eastbourne Citizens Advice Bureau – general benefits and money advice.
Call: 03444 111444
Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme – crisis support.
Call: 0300 3309494
For more general information on financial advice or housing support see our separate listings under community organisations.