Guidance is available from a range of different groups in Bexley. The support can range from employment help to childcare tips.
- Council tax
- Benefits and welfare rights
- Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
- Neighbourhood Services
- New resident information
- Changes to benefits
- Local Welfare Provision
- Community advice
- Housing benefit
- Community safety strategy
- Youth crime and prevention
- Domestic violence and finding a safe home
- Drug and Alcohol Action Team
- Drug and alcohol services for Bexley
- The Localism Act 2011
- About Bexley
- Your community
- Hot tips for cold snaps
- Top tips for tough times
- Street parties
- Places of worship
Changes to benefits
The government is making significant changes to the welfare/benefits system.
The key changes are listed below. Select the links for more information and to find out how you can receive support and advice.
From 15 July 2013 onwards the amount of benefit you can receive will be capped.
All residents receiving Disability Living Allowance will be reassessed when DLA is replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). Find out when this will affect you.
From October 2013 work related benefits as well as Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit will be replaced by Universal Credit, which will be administered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
From April 2013 if you live in a social rented sector property and have one or more unoccupied bedrooms your housing benefit may be reduced.
Changes to legislation mean that from April 2013 it will be the Council's responsibility to adopt a Council Tax Reduction Scheme.