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Advice and benefits

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You can access information about a wide range of benefits and advice including legal information, grants and council tax.

Housing and council tax benefits are means tested benefits administered by us on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. These benefit schemes are specially designed to help people who are unemployed or on low incomes to pay their rent and council tax.


Asylum and immigration

Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country.

Benefits

Housing and council tax benefit is financial assistance towards your rent and council tax.

Births

All you need to know about registering a birth.

Community advice

Your community is a place you should feel a part of. We can offer support and guidance to help your ...

Council departments

The council workforce is divided into three directorates each of which cover a number of functional ...

Council tax

Council tax is payable on nearly all domestic properties. It is collected to help pay for local serv ...

Deaths, funerals and cremations

Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can be very traumatic even if the person has been ill ...

Emergencies

Find out more about emergency planning and how to prepare for emergencies such as severe weather in ...

Grants

We administer a number of educational grants to support young people in education.

Health and medical advice

Staying healthy and active is important for everyone. Health information medical advice and support ...

Housing advice

We offer a wide range of housing services to tenants leaseholders homeowners landlords private tenan ...

Support groups

There is a range of support groups and organisations available that cater for a variety of different ...

Voluntary organisations

Voluntary and community sector organisations provide a broad range of local services to all kinds of ...

Welfare reform

Welfare reform is the term used to describe the Governments changes to the welfare benefits system f ...

Welfare rights and financial advice

South Gloucestershire residents who need help with managing their debt or claiming welfare benefits ...

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