Your local housing benefit office

Bury MBC 
Housing Benefit Department, 
7 Whitaker Street, Radcliffe, 

Tel 0161 253 5858 

Bury Council Support Fund

Bury Support Fund can provide food parcels and grants to pay for gas, electricity or goods.  Applications are discretionary and there to help meet one-off needs rather than on-going expenses.  


The fund’s ‘crisis payments’ are there to help for a few days, if you can’t get money from anywhere else e.g., if your benefit payment has been delayed. 


For further information click here. 



Bury's Household Support Fund

Bury's Household Support Fund can help with financial support for vulnerable households who are already working with support agencies in the area.


For more information about the fund, and contact details for how to engage with your local community hub if you’re not working with them already, click here and search ‘Household Support Fund’.



Manchester Credit Union (serving Bury)

Manchester Credit Union – which serves Bury residents - has been working in the area for more than 30 years, offering affordable loans and savings solutions which help the local community.

They provide a variety of loan options at a fair, affordable rate with no application fees and no early repayment charges. 

For more information click here. 


Citizens Advice

Bolton and Bury Citizens Advice provide free, confidential and impartial advice to Bolton residents around issues including money worries and debt, benefits advice or queries about employment.

Click here or call them on 0808 278 7804 between 10 am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Support with food and other essentials

An interactive map highlighting food banks and community pantries has been produced by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and can be accessed here.

Click on your location to see who can help in your area.

If you’re on certain benefits and are pregnant or have a child under four, you’re eligible for a Healthy Start card.

Receive £8.50 a week for children aged 0 to 1 and £4.25 a week for those aged 1 to 4. The card can be spent in some UK stores on fruit, vegetables, formula, and milk, and you also qualify for free vitamins. Cards are topped up every four weeks.

Click here for more information.

Help for Households government campaign

The government has brought together information about the various support available to help with the rising cost of living.

It includes information about income support; energy bills; household support; childcare costs; transport costs and discounts and savings.

Click here for details.

Benefits calculator

Check you are receiving all of the benefits you're entitled to with our quick and easy to use benefits calculator.

In just a few minutes it will search benefits, grants and other support available to see if you and your family are eligible.

Click here to check now.

Bury Money Advice Referral Tool (MART)

Greater Manchester Poverty Action is a not-for-profit organisation that works to prevent and reduce poverty across Greater Manchester.

Use their money advice referral tool to maximise your income and find out where you can go to for support and advice. 

Click here to access the tool.

Helping Hand - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The Helping Hand initiative by GMCA is there to help people across Greater Manchester access services that support you with the increased cost of living. 

You can find information on energy, money, food, childcare, mental health, and more. 

Click here for more information.