Financial Assistance


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 the Branch Welfare Officer by calling the Branch on (01785) 245000 or alternatively you can contact There for You on 020 7121 5620 or email

UNISON benefits calculator

It can often be tricky to figure out which benefits you are eligible for and how to claim.

Check out what you might be missing with the UNISON benefits calculator.  This can be found at