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Financial crisis support

There are changes to the way our benefits team are working at the moment, because of COVID-19. We cannot offer you a face to face appointment at this time - please use the forms available from the links on this page, or email benefits@rutland.gov.uk
We may be able to help you if you're struggling due to sudden financial hardship that is affecting your health and wellbeing, for example damage caused by a flood or fire, or if you need help to leave an abusive relationship.

Our Crisis Support Fund Policy gives you more detail about this. We can't help if you're living beyond your means, for carpets or curtains, or as a substitute for your normal income.

We can help by providing goods like cookers, vouchers for furniture or vouchers for the local foodbank. We do not award cash. 

Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau manage all financial crisis support applications on our behalf.

How to make an application

If you're in crisis and need to apply for help, please download and complete our Crisis Application Form.

Please complete the form as best you can and then contact Citizens Advice Rutland to make your application. 

Please note, the Citizens Advice office in Oakham is currently closed for face-to-face appointments. 

Please call: 01572 723 494 or visit their website.

Other useful organisations

You may find the following websites helpful if you are struggling to budget or have debts:

Money advice service  Free and impartial advice and useful budgeting tools - set up by government

Step Change  Expert advice, budget support and solutions to help you manage your debts

National Debtline  freephone 0808 808 4000

Christians Against Poverty  free debt advice in the comfort of your own home with a local advisor

Clockwise Credit Union offer affordable loans and safe savings with a local branch in Melton Mowbray


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