Additional help and support

CounsellingA food crisis is usually a symptom of a larger problem. These agencies may be able to help.

EDDC_logoEast Devon District Council Benefits & Support
Includes Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support for people in rented accommodation while on low incomes.

DCC_logoDevon County Council Social Care & Health
Includes help for infirm and disabled people in their own homes and in care homes.

gov.uk logoCentral Government Benefits
Includes Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Warm Home Scheme, Maternity Grant, Child Tax Credit, Pension Credit and a range of other benefits. It has a benefits calculator.

c_advice_logo Citizens Advice
Provides on-line and face-to-face advice on a wide range of subjects including benefits (has an online benefits calculator), social care, debt reduction and legal issues.

caplogoChristians Against Poverty
A charity that gives advice and courses for people struggling with debt.

Turn2usturn2us_logo
A charity that provides advice on benefits and support, including payments available from other charities, for example benevolent funds for ex-armed services personnel. Has an on-line benefits calculator.

Devon & Cornwall Police logoSidmouth Neighbourhood Police Support
Not a social care or advice organisation, obviously, but the site provides contact points for reporting incidents such as anti-social behaviour, etc.