Advice services (benefits, debt, housing)

Housing Advice and support.

by Emerging Communities Network

Information, advice and guidance specifically around housing-related problems. This service is available in English Russian and Hungarian as well as in other European languages if necessary.
  • Smethwick Council House
    Smethwick
    B66 3NJ
  • 07907 580 787

BetterOff Sandwell

by Sandwell Council

Website

BetterOff Sandwell is a website that will help you to: • access advice on benefits and ways to improve your job opportunities • apply for welfare benefits • find work that pays and record your job search activity • see how your money changes when you move into work.
  • Boroughwide
  • 0121 569 3020

Managing Your Money

by Sandwell Council

Phone service

Free help with budgeting for Sandwell residents of working age and on benefits. Help can be provided over the phone or face to face and will include help to set up a bank account, set up direct debits, a benefit check and debt advice.
  • Boroughwide
  • 0121 569 3158

Moving to Universal Credit

by Sandwell Council

Website

Website providing a wide range of information to support Sandwell residents who are moving to Universal Credit.

  • Boroughwide
  • 0121 569 3020

Information, Advice and Navigation Service for Black and Minority Ethnic carers

by West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

Our Carers information, advice and support service operates between 9am - 5pm on Mondays to Fridays. If no one is available to take your call, carers can leave their contact details with our Administration Officer or Receptionist and our Service Manager will phonethe carer when he returns to our office.
  • Thomas Street
    West Bromwich
    B70 6LY
  • 0121 525 9177

Macmillan Benefits Advice

by Dorothy Parkes Centre (Smethwick)

A benefits advice service for people affected by cancer. Contact Paul on 01384 817721.
  • Church Road
    Smethwick
    B67 6EH
  • 0121 558 2998

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Tipton

by Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Tipton

Tipton Debt Centre is run in partnership with St Matthew's Church and gives free debt help to anyone who feels weighed down by debt. An effective budget Trained debt counsellors will work out a realistic budget that prioritises your essential bills. They will negotiate affordable payments with each creditor and attempt to stop unfair interest and charges where possible. Your local Debt Coach will then explain the budget and the payments you will need to make. CAP Plan In most cases, a CAP Plan is set up for you. You will need to make one monthly payment into your CAP Plan to cover your bills and debts. CAP will then distribute this on your behalf. You can also build up savings through your CAP Plan. Severe debt If you are in severe debt, then we can walk you through insolvency options, such as petitioning for bankruptcy. We can help you to fill out the forms. Debt free You can use your CAP Plan to pay your bills and debt repayments until you are debt free. Call to make your first appointment on the free 0800 number.
  • St Matthews Church Dudley Road
    Tipton
    DY4 8DJ
  • 0800 328 0006

Information, Advise & Guidance

by Community Connect Foundation

To identify client needs, help and support to access their welfare rights and benefit entitlements and support them through the claiming process.
  • North Smethwick Resource Centre Cambridge Road
    Smethwick
    B66 2HR
  • 0121 565-3311

Macmillan Benefits Advice

by Dorothy Parkes Centre (Smethwick)

Macmillan benefits advice service for people affected by cancer. Takes place Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm.
  • Church Road
    Smethwick
    B67 6EH
  • 0121 558 2998

Advice and guidance

by Emerging Communities Network

Provision of information, advice and guidance of a specialised nature. Available in several European languages if needed.
  • Thimblemill Library,
    Thimblemill Road
    Smethwick
    B67 5RJ
  • 07907 580 787