Useful Contacts

Financial support and advice


BARCLAYS ALFRED FOSTER CHARITABLE SETTLEMENT - A Barclays charitable trust that helps employees, past and present, who find themselves in need. The charitable trust also assists children of past and present Barclays employees in areas of further education.

To contact them, quoting "U0285", either e-mail them on

or write to them at:

Charities Team
Booths Hall
Booths Park 3
Chelford Road
WA16 8GS

BANK WORKERS CHARITY (BWC) - This is the only charity in the UK supporting current and former bank employees and their dependants. BWC helps retired bank workers by offering a wide range of services and, in some case, financial support tailored to your needs

BWC has a team of professional Client Advisors and Visiting Caseworkers. They also work with a variety of partners, including Leonard Cheshire Disability and Cruse Bereavement Care, to provide you with specialist support. Some areas they can help with include caring responsibilities, bereavement, loneliness and isolation, and money.

If you are not sure whether BWC can help, call one of their friendly Client Advisors and they will do their best to help.

Call BWC in confidence on their free helpline: 0800 0234 834, e-mail them at or find out more by visiting


HOUSEHOLD ENERGY - A service that recommends home improvements that could make your property cheaper to heat and keep warm. To contact them, telephone 0800 444202, or visit]


FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY - A charity that provides support for all older people, particularly those in need, due to mental or physical frailty, isolation or poverty.
0207 730 8263 or visit

NATIONAL DEBTLINE - Free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. Telephone 0808 808 4000 or visit


TURN2US - A charity that helps people in financial need access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other forms of support. Telephone 0808 802 2000 or vist