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Financial advice and help with form filling

Citizens Advice Blackpool

Citizens Advice website

Debt and finance advice

Benefit advice

Employment advice

Housing advice

Legal Advice

Disability First 

Disability First website

Power of attorney or appointee

How to become a Power of Attorney for a young person over 18 with capacity to make their own decisions

How to become an Appointee for a young person over 18 who cannot manager their own affairs

Welfare benefit support

Disability First offers exclusive, in-person welfare benefit services by appointment, supported by dedicated volunteers for personalised assistance.

We assist with:

  • Initial assessment to secure your rights and entitlements
  • Completing benefit forms such as, Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance
  • Mandatory Reconsideration process and SSCS1 form for appeal registration
  • Preparing for Welfare Benefit Tribunal

IIf needed, we can refer you to a trusted partner for support and representation at tribunal.

Call our confidential helpline: 01253 472201

Open 9.30am to 4.00pm

We are based at ‘Blackpool Centre for Independent Living’. We are located to the rear of the centre in the ‘Enterprise Unit’. We have a fully accessible building.

259 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9JL

Blackpool Council benefits and financial support

Many residents, particularly older people, are missing out on valuable benefit payments they are entitled to.

You may be entitled to financial support if you have a disability, are ill, or if you care for someone.

Financial support may also be available if you are unemployed and looking for work, if your earnings are low, if you are bringing up children, or if you are retired.

We can help maximise your income by providing help with claiming benefits.

For more support with benefits and financial support visit the council website.


If housing issues or money worries are troubling you, Shelter Lancashire can help in a practical and impactful way. We are working specifically in the Blackpool area to deliver advice, casework and workshops for:

  • Housing advice
  • Benefit advice
  • Debt advice

Appointments can be flexibly delivered by phone or face to face. 

Shelter website

Call: 0344 515 1882