Welcome to the Ceredigion Branch’s Welfare page.

Your Welfare contact is:   Denise Owen – Phone number 01970 633541

UNISON Welfare

UNISON Welfare is UNISON’s registered charity and can provide support to members who are experiencing unforeseen hardship or personal difficulties such as redundancy, bereavement, illness or relationship breakdown.
The services on offer are flexible, responsive and meet the needs of the membership and can be accessed both locally and nationally.
Help is provided mainly in the form of confidential advice and financial assistance in the form of grants.

If you, or a colleague you know, are in need of help, please contact your branch welfare officer in the first instance. Alternatively if you are experiencing difficulty in contacting your branch or would prefer to speak to a caseworker at national office, please telephone UNISON Welfare on 0207 551 1620 and ask to speak to a caseworker.

To find out more about Unison Welfare we recommend that you visit the Unison National Welfare Page.

Get help with school uniform costs this summer

UNISON There for You: School Uniform Grant 2017

If you have children in full time education, you may be eligible to receive a school uniform grant from UNISON’s charity There for You.  To be considered, you must either be:

  • In receipt of Housing Benefit; or
  • Your net annual income is £18,000 or below [Note: We ignore the following income Child benefit, any childcare element included as part of your working tax credits, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment].

Also, you will need to have paid a minimum 4 weeks membership subscriptions before 22nd May 2017


Find out more information

Complete the application form

Ann Jones, ex-Welfare Officer for Ceredigion presenting a cheque of £200 to Julie Grant Head of UNISON Welfare as a donation to the Welfare Charity.  Click on image to enlarge.              Ann Jones, Welfare Officer for Ceredigion presenting a cheque of £200 to Julie Grant Head of UNISON Welfare as a donation to the Welfare Charity.

UNISON Welfare Debtline

Many people fall into debt at some point in their lives. Sometimes all it takes is a small change in circumstances to tip the balance and turn a manageable situation into a debt problem.

At UNISON Welfare we are used to helping members who are struggling to cope with the stress and worry of debt. Through our partners at Payplan we can provide you with free and confidential advice to help clear your debts.

UNISON Welfare Online Debtclinic

UNISON Welfare Debtclinic, the online version of our debt advice service, contains advice and debt information and outlines some of the main debt problems. There are also diagnostic tools to help you set up the best recovery plan for your particular problem. Like UNISON Welfare Debtline the service is completely free to UNISON members. www.debtclinic.co.uk/unison

UNISON Welfare Get well and other breaks

For members and their dependants not in need of nursing care. Our get-well breaks have been designed to provide financial help towards all or part of the costs of a recuperative break following illness, injury or an operation.

Help is also available

  • following bereavement of a partner or dependant child
  • breaks for carers with day to day responsibility for a disabled dependant
  • if you have a terminal illness

Ill health and disability can impact on the whole family and there will be occasions when it is beneficial for the person who is unwell and their dependants to get away together. In such circumstances we will consider providing additional funding.

UNISON Welfare Legal services

UNISON provides the broadest range of legal help to union members in the UK. We offer advice and assistance not just with work issues, but for you and your family outside the workplace too

  • Employment problems
  • Injury and accidents at work
  • Accidents outside work
  • Free initial legal advice
  • Work tenancy problems
  • Wills and conveyancing
  • Criminal cases
  • Immigration
  • Medical negligence.

Please click here to see a summary of Unison’s Legal Services.

Please click here to see what Unison’s Legal Services can do for you.

Please click here to see examples of where Unisons Personal Injury Legal Service has benefited members.

Also you can Visit the Online solicitors’ library from Unison’s Legal Partner Thomson Solicitors http://www.thompsons.law.co.uk/. For Further Information or to get help on any aspect of Unison Welfare contact Unison Ceredigion Branch Welfare Officer by E-Mail welfare@unisonceredigion.com