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Turn2us: Helping you access benefits and grants

Turn2us helps people in financial need, and those who support them, access the money available to them through welfare benefits and charitable grants.

Turn2us provides a free, accessible website that can help you find appropriate sources of financial help, quickly and easily, based on the particular needs and circumstances of the people you support. Using your free MyTurn2us account, you can carry out, and save, benefits checks and grant enquiries, and access e-learning resources.

Advanced benefits checking for intermediaries
Anyone who supports people in financial need can use the advanced version of the Benefits Checker, for quicker calculations and ‘what if’ and ‘better off’ comparisons.

Manage grant enquiries online
Turn2us provides details of over 3,500 charitable funds. Your MyTurn2us account allows you to run and save grant searches, make enquiries to charities and manage case work online.

Free e-learning resources
Turn2us has developed a suite of free, interactive e-learning resources to help you make full use of the Turn2us tools and resources and enables intermediaries to understand how they can use Turn2us to help front-line workers and volunteers to support individuals in financial need. To access the e-learning visit

Information on free national workshops
Free nationwide workshops give free information and training on using Turn2us and are available to all not-for-profit organisations that support people in financial need. Dates of future workshops are available on the Turn2us website.

Call us freephone
The Turn2us helpline is a confidential service that can assist you by carrying out benefits checks and grant searches, as well as signposting to further sources of help. The service is accredited by The Helplines Association and offers Language Line and TypeTalk support.

Telephone: 0808 802 2000 (calls are free for landlines and for the six major mobile network providers – check with your supplier first).

If you would like more Information on Turn2us, please contact Sue Aldridge, Projects Manager  or 020 8834 9200

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