Benefits advice and support


The Government's website provides advice ranging from benefits and job opportunities to funeral expenses and education and learning. Many applications can be submitted online through this site such as for car tax.

Depending on your current financial circumstances you may be entitled to some of the following benefits:


Bradford Council benefits

If you are struggling financially you may be entitled to certain benefits:

  • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction – for help with paying for rent and Council Tax
  • Discretionary Housing Payments – for those struggling with housing costs; you must be in receipt of Housing Benefit or the Housing element of Universal Credit to apply
  • Assisted Purchase Scheme – to help with buying second hand items, for example furniture or white goods; available to people who are both:  in receipt of certain benefits and experiencing particular difficulties.
  • Free School Meals – support with school meals for those on low incomes and those in receipt of certain benefits

You can find out more about benefits and how to apply by visiting the Bradford Council benefits web pages.
Office: Customer Services, Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1HX
Telephone: 01274 432111

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

The Citizens Advice service offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including; debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.

Telephone: 03441 451282
Bradford Office: Argus Chambers, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HZ

CAB also have an outreach office in Keighley, please see below and their website for further details

  • Keighley:  Central Hall Alice Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3JD

The National Citizens Advice Bureau website offers specific advice and information for members of the Armed Forces Community

SAIL (Seafarers' Advice & Information Line)

The SAIL (Seafarers' Advice & Information Line) is the Citizens Advice service just for seafarers.

Telephone: 0800 160 1842