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Welfare Rights Service

The Welfare Rights Service provides free information and assistance to help residents get their correct benefit entitlements.

Further information

How we can help

We offer a confidential service, independent from other parts of the council. We check you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to, and advise on claims that need to be made. If we can't help, we will direct you to organisations that can.

We can also help people if they have been turned down for benefit and want to appeal, and we can provide representation at tribunals.

Help and advice

If you think you may be entitled to benefit, don’t lose out – call us for help. You can call us on 0116 454 5570 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 1pm and 4pm), or email us.

Help at Children, Young People and Family Centres

Benefit checking and form filling help is available at Children, Young People and Family Centres, for pregnant women and families with children up to 19 years old.

Help is available at the following centres:

  • Beaumont Leys (drop in: Wednesday 9.30am - 12 noon) and Stocking Farm
  • Braunstone
  • Eyres Monsell and Gilmorton
  • Highfields
  • Woodbridge

Call relevant Children's Centre to make an appointment:

Beaumont Leys: 0116 373 7350
Braunstone: 0116 373 7150
Eyres Monselland Gilmorton: 0116 225 2200
Highfields: 0116 2946200
Thurnby Lodge: 0116 292 4590
Woodbridge: 0116 221 1760