Useful Contacts and Support Organisations Print E-mail

Mental Health Help Line  01438 843322


Herts help  0300 123 4044


AGE UK  0800 169 2081

Alzheimer's Society  0300 222 1122

Carers in Herts  01992 586969

Health and Social Care  0300 123 4042/4043

MIND  0300 123 3393

SANE  0300 304 7000

Spectrum CRI  0800 652 3169

Stop Smoking Service  0800 389 3998


There for You contact Details Print E-mail

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Are you a member experiencing financial difficulties? Print E-mail

If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whatever the circumstances, There for You can offer you support.

You may have financial problems for reasons including:

  • relationship breakdown;
  • loss of income;
  • suffering from a long illness;
  • needing to buy equipment because of a disability;
  • caring for someone with special needs or an illness.

Grants and funding

There is no guarantee that we can offer you financial help, but thousands of members and their families do benefit from our support every year. For example, in 2012, There for You gave more than 4,000 grants to members totalling nearly £750,000.

For more information contact us on 020 7121 5620 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact your branch welfare officer.

School uniform grants

UNISON’s scheme helps members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms.

Families on low incomes can struggle to make ends meet, especially just before the start of the new school year.

Debtline support - Dealing with debt Print E-mail

Debt can cause a great deal of stress in your life. A small change in circumstances can turn a manageable situation into a debt problem that threatens your home or your family's wellbeing.

UNISON's Debtline service is available to all our members to help you manage money and deal with debt. We offer free confidential advice to help you clear your debts.

Debt line can help you deal with:

  • credit card debt;
  • mortgage arrears;
  • home repossession;
  • county court judgment claims.

Taking action

Our Debt line service is provided by debt management experts, pay plan. Using this service you get:

  • immediate advice;
  • a debt management plan to suit your circumstances;
  • a case officer to advise you throughout your repayment programme and negotiate with your creditors;
  • a reduction of multiple debt repayments into a single, affordable monthly repayment;
  • a choice of payment methods
  • free and confidential service with no hidden charges.

You can also choose to use the free online Pay plan tools to help you come up with your own plan.

Pay plan's advisers are aware of the financial support that There for You can offer and will refer you to us if they think we can help you.

Call the UNISON Welfare Debt line
Freephone 0800 389 3302

If you are struggling through and unexpected crisis There for you is here to help... Print E-mail

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