Welfare and Housing Support

Welfare support

We recognise that your circumstances can change throughout your retirement and there may be times when you need that extra bit of support and advice.  

We have a Welfare Benefits Advisor who can help you with:

  •  benefit claims
  •  help check your eligibility for certain benefits*
  •  maximising your income
  •  accessing grants from clergy charities
  •  advice around care and funding for care

* There are a range of benefit calculators available online. Here is an example

Charitable grants

In addition to helping you access any state benefits you might be entitled to, if you have a very low income and have limited savings or assets, we might be able to offer further help with a charitable grant. Find out more in our grant leaflet.

You may also find these websites useful

To find local services for advice and support: Advice Local

For debt advice: Step ChangeChristians Against PovertyCitizens Advice

Other useful websites:

    Age UK

    Grant Finder and Benefits Calculator

    Tax Aid (for those on low incomes)

    Help with Funeral Costs

    Shelter - Housing Advice

Housing support

We offer help and advice if your housing needs change during retirement. This includes considering what support may be needed to allow someone to live independently and comfortably in their own home for as long as possible.

Our Housing Support Officer can help with:

  • directing you to local services and support that can assist with services such as cleaning, decluttering, or gardening
  • offering general tenancy support to ensure you manage your home successfully
  • providing advice about where to go to get assistance with aids and adaptations
  • giving you options about alternative housing if your circumstances change

These services are available to all of the Board’s customers, not just those in our housing schemes.

If you would like to refer yourself to either service, please contact us by email at:     
[email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact our helpline by telephone on 020 7898 1824 (open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)