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


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.


UNISON Monthly Lottery 

Join the UNISON lottery for as little as £1 a month and you could win cash prizes of up to £1,000.

By playing you also support our There for You charity.

Find out more and play the lottery 

At least 50% of the proceeds from each draw goes towards prize money, and every entry includes a donation to There for You. UNISON members and branches can play.

Winners are selected at random each month. When you join you’ll be sent your lottery numbers, which will automatically be entered into every draw. And the more people that play, the bigger the prize fund becomes!