Dealing with money issues can be difficult, but Racing Welfare’s Welfare Officers are able to support people through challenges relating to debt, benefits, budgeting and more. We take a holistic approach to supporting people and we understand that money issues often have to be solved alongside other challenges such as an accident, injury or illness.
A fundamental role of our Welfare Officers is to assist people to maximise their income through entitlements to state benefits and services. Our teams ensure that people are claiming everything they are entitled to before any charitable grants are awarded. Our Welfare Officers can advise and refer people to help them navigate an often confusing and fast-changing benefits system.
In 2016 the welfare team helped people to claim more than £200,000 in state benefits and other entitlements.