Benefits Owl


Benefits Owl aims to to give clear information, in plain English, about common benefit issues.

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre

Tel: 0161 740 8999
Address: 1 Morrowfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 9AR

Manchester Mind

Tel: 0161 769 5732
Address: Zion Community Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4ZY

Salford Council

Salford City Council provide assistance with benefit entitlement, welfare benefits form-filling, representation at welfare benefits appeals.

If you have debt problems they can help you to draw up financial statements, negotiate with your creditors and represent you in court.

Tel: For welfare benefits- 0800 345 7375 (Mon- Fri 10am-12pm) For debt advice- 0800 345 7323 (Mondays & Wednesdays 1pm-4pm)
Address: Salford Civic Centre, Swinton, Manchester M27 5AW

Salford Mind

Salford Mind provide welfare rights and debt advice for people in Salford who are over 18; are Salford residents or registered with a Salford GP;  and who have a mental health condition. Their service also assists clients with completing welfare benefits application forms.

Tel: 0161 212 4880


Address:Mind in Salford, The Angel Centre, 1 St. Philips Place, Salford, M3 6FA

Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

Address: 84-86 Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30

Shelter Manchester

Tel: 08445 151 640
Address: Ground Floor, Victoria House, 5 Samuel Ogden Street, Manchester, M1 7AX

Offers advice, information and advocacy on sourcing accommodation and applying for benefits amongst other things

Stockport Council

There are advice centres in the following areas where you can access welfare benefits advice including help to fill out forms: Adswood & Bridgehall, Bramhall, Bredbury, Brinnington, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove, Heald Green, Marple, Offerton and Reddish.

Please visit the website below to find contact details for your nearest advice centre in Stockport.


Tameside Council

Advise Tameside residents on a range of welfare benefits entitlements, undertake casework and offer representation at welfare benefits appeals.

Tel: 0800 074 9985 (Monday & Wednesday 9:30am- 12:30pm)
Web: www.tameside,gov,uk
Address: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Tameside One, PO BOX 317,, Ashton under Lyne,, OL6 0GS

Trafford Council

Advisors can assist with welfare benefits entitlement, mandatory reconsiderations and provide representation for appeals at court.

Tel: 0161 912 2735


Address: Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

Welfare Rights Service at Pakistani Resource Centre

Advisers can assist with welfare benefits, housing, education. They can assist with form filling, and advocate on your behalf.

The staff at the Pakistani Resource Centre are able to communicate in several South Asian languages including Urdu and Punjabi.

Tel: 0161 445 0633 (ask for Mr Tahir Abbasi)