Benefits and other financial support

Visit our benefits pages for information on the types of benefits you could be eligible for. You can use an independent benefit calculator to give you an estimate.

Benefit and money advice

Our benefit and money advice service is here to give free and confidential advice on all welfare benefits and day-to-day money management.

We can:

  • give help and advice to Cheltenham residents, whether you are renting or own your home. If you are struggling to afford your rent or mortgage you could be putting your home at risk
  • suggest simple budgeting tips, energy advice and can carry out a benefit check-up

Visit our benefit and money advice pages for more information.

If you are a Cheltenham Borough Homes tenant, you can directly contact the Cheltenham Borough Homes benefit and money advice team for assistance.

Stop Loan Sharks

Stop Loan Sharks investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders and provides support for borrowers in the UK. If you have borrowed from a loan shark or are worried about someone else, they're here to help and keep you safe.

You can also check if a moneylender is registered, and report an illegal moneylender on GOV.UK.

Government support

You may get a payment to help with the cost of living if you're getting certain benefits or tax credits.

Visit the government 'Help for Households' hub to see what other cost of living support you could be eligible for.