Issues around money are sensitive and can cause significant anxiety, worry and stress. For carers, this can be exacerbated by having to manage a caring role, rearrange work around care needs, retiring early, or having less household income as the cared for person can no longer work.
There are organisations across Dundee who can provide support around how to apply for benefits, information and advice around income maximisation and help to identify and apply for a range of grants or loans.
As the rules and types of benefits have changed significantly over the past few years, the best way to find out what you may be entitled to is by speaking to a Welfare Rights worker. They will meet with you to discuss your specific situation, support you to claim the appropriate benefit(s). Some organisations may also give you advice and support on how to manage your finances.
The following organisations can provide support: