There for You

Welcome to UNISON’s registered charity. We are a unique confidential service offering advice and support just for UNISON members and their families. We are aware of the pressures UNISON members face on a daily basis and can provide support at times of unforeseen financial hardship or personal difficulty such as redundancy, bereavement, illness or relationship breakdown.
That is why this branch has it’s own Welfare Officer who you can contact directly if you need any of our services.

  • Support
  • Confidential Advice
  • Debt advice
  • Listening and support
  • Financial assistance
  • Breaks and holidays
  • Personal advice

Exclusively for UNISON members and their dependents at times of special need.

Welfare Newsletters

UNISON Welfare Newsletter March 2017

LAS UNISON Welfare Newsletter – Summer 2016

There for You provides support in coping with personal problems at home.

We provide a confidential service for members over the phone or in person if you are experiencing personal difficulties such as:

  • being off work with a long-term illness;
  • domestic violence or abuse;
  • living on the breadline and needing to pay for a major bill or vital item;
  • recovering from surgery;
  • looking for advice in dealing with your debts.

For more information contact us on 020 7121 5620 or email thereforyou@unison.co.uk or contact your branch welfare officer.


UNISON Debtline: confidential debt advice
There for you provides a free, impartial and confidential debt advice service over the phone in partnership with Payplan, experts in helping people in financial difficulty.  Debtline will help you find the best solution to suit your circumstances. The service is completely free to UNISON members. We also have an online version of our debt advice service called Debt Clinic which provides advice and debt information and outlines key problems. The site also provides tools to help you set up a recovery plan.


Octopus Monthly Prize Draw 

The monthly Octopus lottery is a great way of supporting the vital work of There for You. Not only has the lottery become a valuable source of income for the charity, it also helps spread the word about the important work we do every day.

Each monthly entry costs as little as £1 and at least 50% of the proceeds from each draw goes towards prizes.

Join now so that you too will have a chance of winning. You can be assured that your donation to There for You will be well spent.

How to enter

Whether you’re a member or a UNISON branch, playing the lottery couldn’t be easier – all you need to do is set up a direct debit and a regular amount will be taken from your bank account each month.

There’s an affordable way to play for everyone – for members it costs just £1 up to a maximum of £10 each month. For UNISON branches, there’s no upper limit.

The draw is held monthly and there are 50 cash prizes to win including a top prize of £1,000.

Simply download and complete the application form and send to:

Octopus Lottery
Kings Court
London Road

Download the application form [PDF]

Or, we can send you an application form – just call 020 7121 5620.

Once entered, you will receive confirmation of your unique lottery number(s) in the post and the date of the first draw in which you are entered. You can check the results each month online. If you are one of the lucky winners, you don’t need to claim your prize – all winners receive their prizes by post within days of the draw.

To find out more

You can find out more about the Octopus lottery by emailing thereforyou@unison.co.uk. Please also read our terms and conditions [PDF]