Welfare Benefits team leader sat at her desk

Successful year for our Financial Wellbeing team

News – 14 February 2023

Last year was another busy and very successful year for our Financial Wellbeing Team.

  • We reached over 1,200 households in 2022 to offer our expertise and support with Welfare Benefits.
  • We secured financial gains for our customers of £2.9 million – that’s helping you, our customers, with claims for welfare benefits such as Universal Credit, disability benefits, Housing Benefit, Pension Credits, state pensions, council tax rebates.
  • We worked with local charities and local authorities in providing emergency gas/electric top-ups as well as providing shopping vouchers through the household support funds, allowing us to distribute over £25,000 amongst our customers.

If you’re worried about a Welfare Benefit claim or having sleepless nights due to debt, please get in touch with our Financial Wellbeing team for free, confidential advice. You can find more information about the team, and how to contact them, here: www.guhg.co.uk/help-advice/benefit_and_money_advice-services/

P.S. Did you know it’s estimated that 1 in 4 people are not claiming Pension Credit despite being entitled to it? If you’re over pension age, let our team check to see if you could be entitled.