sUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

Council supports available to families in financial difficulty, information about this can be found here;

https://newsbeat-edinburgh.tfemagazine.co.uk/winter-202021/latest-news/food-support-for-citizens

In addition our Parent & Carer Support booklets contain lots of information and advice for families, including how to access financial support in each locality. The link to this is booklet is here;

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/13779/parent-and-carer-support-resources

The Advice Shop – https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/benefits-grants/advice-shop

We provide

  • help with welfare rights including income maximisation through welfare benefits, tax credits and grants
  • debt advice to resolve personal debt including credit cards, bank loans, rent arrears, personal loans, store cards, catalogues and mortgage arrears
  • help for people affected by cancer through information, advice and advocacy to access entitlements arising as a result of a cancer diagnosis and the extra costs of cancer.