Welfare Support A Benefits Calculator is supplied by Turn2us, a free, independent charity which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Islington Council Income Maximisation Team will check your benefits to make sure you are getting the correct money. They will also support you to make benefit and tax claims, help you challenge and appeal benefit decisions, advise you on how working can make you better off, look at how much help you may get with childcare costs, help you with your benefits when you start work or have a change in circumstances, advise and support with benefit changes such as 'Bedroom Tax', Benefit Cap and Universal Credit. Contact them on Freephone: 0800 731 8081 or 020 7527 8600 or via email [email protected]. Lines are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Islington Resident Support Scheme provides support to residents facing severe financial hardship and in need of one off or temporary help with urgent living costs. Please contact your Housing Association or for Council Tenants Housing Officer to discuss and complete an application form on your behalf.