BREATHE Advice and Advocacy Service

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Offering free,confidential,independent and impartial welfare advice to residents within the Erdington constituency. The service is based above New Heights Community Cafe at 108 Warren Farm Road, Kingstanding, and are part of the wider New Heights Project.

The BREATHE Advice and information Services are still open, and operating during our normal office hours – 10am – 4pm, Monday to Thursday.
 
Outside of office hours you can access our online Benefits Calculator and self help guides (found at the foot of this page) for support with a number of issues. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
 
What or name stands for:

B – Benefit Support

R – Rights and entitlements

E – Education and effective money management

A – Advice and Advocacy

T – Training of volunteers, residents & partners

H – Housing and Health/Disability Support

E – Empowering Service

Breathe Advice and Advocacy Service have been included in the LASA advice local directory, which is a nationwide directory of local, free sources of quality advice and information on a variety of issues. Clients can search the directory by both advice area and locality and be directed to the providers website for further information on how this can be accessed. For more details see https://advicelocal.uk/

 

Self Help Guides  (updated August 2021)
Agency Workers & Sickness Benefits

Anti-Social Behaviour

Attendance Allowance

Benefits Appeals

Blue Badge

Carers Allowance

Child Disability Living Allowance

Claimant Commitment and Sanctions

Disrepair

Finding Rented Accommodation

Homelessness

New Style ESA

Served with notice

Our Benefits Calculator allows you to check potential benefit entitlements. This is particularly useful if your circumstances have changed due to the pandemic. The calculator is available by clicking the link below: https://betteroffcalculator.co.uk/calculator/new/step1