George House Trust operates its own Welfare Fund.  This fund is open to applications from anyone known to George House Trust.

 

There is a limited amount of money available each month in the fund and we can only consider applications where it is clear that the item requested will contribute to your health and wellbeing.

 

Items you can apply for include:

 

A Welfare Rights and Benefits Adviser from Manchester City Council has sessional appointments available for people living with HIV at George House Trust on Tuesday mornings.  The adviser can give information on general benefit entitlement and can help you to complete application and assessment forms for specific benefits.

 

Our Money and Debt adviser, Lee, will carry out a detailed assessment of your budget and help you make the most of your money.  This can include help on switching gas and electric companies to get a cheaper deal or getting a better deal on your phone.

 

Lee will also identify any benefits you are missing out on and help resolve benefit problems.  If you have debts, Lee can help take the stress out of dealing with your creditors, arrange affordable payment plans and apply for grants towards utility debts on your behalf.

 

There are a number of other organisations and charities we can apply to who can help with grants if you are in financial hardship.  They may be able to make grants for specilaist euipment, such as an orthpaedic bed, or for baby equipment.  These organisations have different qualifying criteria and thresholds for support will vary.  Not everyone will be eligible to make an application to all organisations.

 

We currently offer the following services:

 

  • 1 to 1 Money and Debt Adviser
  • 1 to 1 Welfare Rights Advice
  • The George HouseTrust Welfare Fund
  • Agency Welfare Grants

 

More details can be found on the pages in this section.

Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email: talk@ght.org.uk

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