B R A N C H     W E L F A R E by Pauline Lawton-Hughes

UNISON Welfare is a unique confidential service just for UNISON members and their families. We offer:

Listening and Support

Financial Assistance

Breaks and holidays

Debt Advice

General Advice

Call 01352 704300 to speak to our branch welfare officers:

Pauline Lawton-Hughes 

Dave Cartwright

Or, if you don’t want to speak to our local contact you can contact our national helpline on 020 7551 1620 or email welfare@unison.co.uk

For debt advice, please call the Unison Debtline on freephone: 0800 389 3302 

Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm


The service is free and confidential, and there is no obligation involved.


Supporting UNISON members when life gets tough

If you are struggling through an unexpected crisis, or if the pressures of every day life are getting to you, There for You can help.

We offer a unique confidential advice and support service just for members of UNISON and their dependants.

Whether it's just a chat and a sympathetic ear, or more concrete help you need, we may be able to help.

We offer:

  • Financial assistance
  • Debt advice
  • Wellbeing breaks
  • Support and information
UNISON is the only trade union to offer a confidential advice and support service to its members and their families in the form of a registered charity. UNISON Welfare, now been rebranded as There for You: supporting UNISON members when life gets tough.

In recent years, we noticed that the name "Welfare" was putting some people off, while other members didn't understand what services we provide.

So we've rebranded our services as the more approachable There for You: supporting UNISON members when life gets tough. 

The charity's official name remains UNISON Welfare.