Advice Services

benefit entitlement, DLA and PIP applications, Universal Credit

What does it do?

Our trained volunteers cover a number of topics such as benefit entitlement, DLA and PIP applications, Universal Credit, employment rights, consumer rights and many more through our drop in sessions or scheduled appointments. We also have specialist caseworkers who help clients with debt problems on a longer term basis. Since 2010 we have been authorised by the Vale of White Horse District Council to verify original documents required for council tax or housing benefit applications.

Wantage Independent Advice Centre is licensed for debt counselling by the Financial Conduct Authority. At busy times we may operate a waiting list for new debt clients.

Who it is for?

The Independent Advice Centre in Wantage provides a range of services to the people of Wantage, Grove and District.

Where it is available?

Local service (Vale of White Horse).

What it costs:

Advice Services are provided free of charge, however voluntary donations are always welcome.

How to access or apply for it:

Contact us; see above

Additional information:

We are a member of Advice UK and in the last financial year (April 19 – March 20) our volunteer advisors conducted 5,600 consultations with clients.  January 2021 has been a very busy month, sadly not surprising, with a 12% increase on demand compared to the previous January.

We are one of the County & District Councils’ referral partners for the Covid19 Winter Grant Scheme in the Vale of White Horse:


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