Manchester City Council

Christchurch attacks

Manchester shares its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Christchurch attacks.

Sign the online book of condolence.


Benefits & support Claim benefits

Claim help with your rent from Universal Credit


  • you live in supported or temporary accommodation; or
  • you are Pension Credit-age; or
  • you are receiving one of these benefits and it includes a Severe Disability Premium -
    • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • income-related Employment Support Allowance
    • Income Support

In any of these cases claim help with rent from us instead. We will work out if you can get help with Council Tax at the same time.


Claim help with Council Tax from us, even if you get help with rent from Universal Credit. Claim Council Tax Support .

The Council Tax Support scheme is changing for working-age people from April 2019 - read more.


See how to get  Free School Meals

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