Our Welfare Rights service supports clients by offering welfare benefit and debt advice to adults in Hackney. Our information is free, independent, impartial and confidential.
We can also support individuals access their full benefit entitlements. We provide advice and support to clients in applying for a range of benefits such as:
Many people with mental health conditions can find it difficult to understand and access the complex benefits system and to get the support they need. At Mind CHWF, we strive to ensure that everyone with experience of mental health difficulties has access to support and that they are treated fairly and with respect.
Mind CHWF’s Welfare Rights team employs peer workers with lived experience of mental ill health and the benefits system. We are currently recruiting more and are accepting expressions of interest. For more information on this paid opportunity, please click here.
The Welfare Rights service is for those who:
We also run the Universal Credit Advice Service which offers specialist independent support with Universal Credit and offers clients the opportunity to feed into national campaigning efforts.
Please note that our Welfare Rights service is temporarily closed for new referrals.
To make a referral, please click here.