Financial Help

Financial Help

The Gowanbank Hub do have access to a number of resources to help service users who are in immediate crisis that you might be eligible for.

the Gowanbank hub do have access to a resources that might be able to help people in families in a crisis situation.

It’s best to contact a volunteer crisis support worker so that we can better understand your situation and perform eligibility criteria checks, or

Government Payments

These are payments made directly to you by the government if you meet certain eligibility criteria.

  • Cold Weather Payment

This is an extra payment if you’re receiving certain benefits. If eligible, you’d receive it if the temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, 0oC or below for 7 consecutive days.

  • Winter Fuel Payment

Provides tax-free support to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before a given date. It’s usually paid automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit – not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit.

To find out more and check if you qualify visit: gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/overview