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Make sure you are claiming all the financial support available to you

It is important that people experiencing poverty are able to access all the financial support that is available to them. People are often missing out on financial help available through national welfare benefits, local welfare provision (such as help with paying Council Tax) or grants.

You can read more about why we believe a ‘cash first’ approach that prioritises supporting people experiencing financial hardship to access money is important here.

In-kind support (such as food handouts or energy vouchers) should be a last resort. Please use the Turn2Us Benefits Checker and Grants search tools below, and find out more about how you can access local welfare support in Greater Manchester through our directory.

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