London Borough of Croydon

Useful websites and contact numbers

Check to see if you can claim any other welfare benefits.

Council tenants

If you are struggling to pay your rent or are worried about being able to pay your rent because of the housing benefit changes talk to your income officer right away. Phone 020 8726 6100.

Benefits advice

Contact Croydon welfare rights team to make sure you are claiming all of the benefits you can. Freephone 0800 731 5920.

Credit unions

Credit unions offer convenient savings and low-interest loans to their members, who own and manage the credit unions themselves. Find out more about the CroydonPlus Credit Union.

Training and employment advice

Job search websites

There are also many free to use job search website available.  Use your internet search engine to find these, using terms such as "job search websites" or "jobs in Croydon".  You can also ask friends and family for their recommendations on which websites to use.

Moving home

Finding a home

Money and debt advice websites

At our Croydon branch of South West London Law Centres (close to Bernard Wetherill House) you can contact us straightaway by ringing 020 8767 2777 option 1, emailing us or drop in during our opening hours 9:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  We now also have an evening drop in clinic on a Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.  We are completely free, confidential and FCA regulated.  We also offer help with grants, cheaper gas and electric for those who are living in a Thames Water area.

Energy saving advice

Food vouchers for children

Healthy Start helps you give your family the very best start in life. If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old and you receive benefits or tax credits, you could qualify for Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. You can find out more about this service by going to Best Start health.