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Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Adult Social Care - Claiming Benefits

Finding out what benefits you may be entitled to claim

The different benefits you might be eligible for vary depending on your circumstances.  It can be hard to work out what you're entitled to, so it's a good idea to seek advice and guidance. 

Citizens Advice West Berkshire are impartial and able to offer free guidance about working out which benefits you can claim, and also how to apply for them.

For older people, organisations such as Age UK can also talk you through your options - they have an Information and Advice service you can email or telephone for help.

The West Berkshire Directory also has a list of organisations providing help and support with benefits.

Benefits Calculators

You can check what benefits you are able to claim through online calculators.
There are various options available - a good starting point is the Gov.uk benefits calculator webpage, but MoneySavingExpert.com also offer a similar tool.

West Berkshire Council also provides information about Housing Benefit online, including an online calculator for housing benefit (and council tax).

Do you still need help?

Get in touch with us and tell us what you're looking for.

Who To Contact

Our contact centre for Adult Social Care (formerly our 'Access for All' team)

01635 503050