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Volunteering and benefits (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

If you are receiving state benefits you are still allowed to volunteer. However, there are some rules that you need to be aware of to make sure that your volunteering doesn’t have an impact on the benefits you receive. This guidance aims to help you…

What to do if your benefits are cut (The Money Advice Service)

Recent changes to the benefits system might mean that you have less to live on. This can lead to pressure on your household budget and worry about debts. Find out what you can do to make ends meet in the short term, then look at…

Money, benefits and direct payments

Citizens Advice offers a range of free advice services to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. They provide independent advice on: consumer rights debt employment family matters housing and homelessness immigration welfare benefits tax credits You can find your local branch, by using…

Learning, work and volunteering

Whether you are looking to learn something new, gain new skills, need help to find work, start your own business or you want to volunteer there is support for you here on Staffordshire Connects. Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups…

Warm Homes Fund

Do you or a family member have a disability? You could benefit from the StaffordshireWarmerHomes scheme.  Eligible homes can get their house connected to gas for free and have a fully funded central heating system installed. Apply online at staffordshirewarmerhomes.co.uk

Money matters for 0-4 years

Information about benefits, help with childcare costs and direct payments.

Money matters for 5-10 years

Information about benefits, help with childcare costs and direct payments.

Money matters for 11-15 years

Information about benefits, help with childcare costs and direct payments.

Stop smoking in pregnancy

One of the best things any mum-to-be can do for their unborn baby is to quit smoking. It's never too late to stop; there are amazing benefits to you and your baby at any point in your pregnancy.We are a team of friendly, supportive and…

Breathing exercise for stress (NHS Choices)

This calming breathing technique for stress, anxiety and panic takes just a few minutes and can be done anywhere. You will get the most benefit if you do it regularly, as part of your daily routine. You can do it standing up, sitting in a…
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