Tailored debt and money management advice

The RCN Foundation have partnered with PayPlan, a free debt advice service, to support our hardship grants programme.

Nurses, midwives, health care support workers, nurse associates and nursing apprentices can access debt advice through a specialist support team at PayPlan by calling 0800 072 1206. Calls are free from mobiles and landlines.

Hardship support article series

The team at PayPlan are also providing quick tips on money management in our hardship support article series.

Useful resources

You can check your estimated benefit entitlement online using a benefit calculator such as Entitled to.

Citizen’s Advice have advice helplines. Calls are free from mobiles and landlines.

Adviceline (England): 0800 144 8848

Advicelink (Wales): 0800 702 2020

Advice for Scotland: 0800 028 1456

Advice for Northern Ireland: 0800 915 4604

For help or advice about claiming Universal Credit contact the Help to Claim Service. They can guide you through the claim and discuss with you if you’d be eligible for an ‘Advance Payment’ if you need money quickly during the early stage of your claim.

Help to Claim England: 0800 144 8 444

Help to Claim Scotland: 0800 023 2581

Help to Claim Wales: 08000 241 220

Universal Credit service centre Northern Ireland: 0800 012 1331