The Patient Benefits Team provides practical assistance and advice to in-patients on Mental Health wards across Bedfordshire and Luton. The team can help with benefit claims and advises on benefit entitlement for patients.
The team visits in-patients within Bedfordshire and Luton, where all new patients are asked if they require help with their finances and offered the help of the Benefits Adviser.
The service is also available to advise and assist Social Workers, Community Practice Nurses or GPs regarding benefits for their patients.
Please ask for a referral from one of the following: Health professional, Mental health unit staff or Self-referral to benefits adviser during weekly visits.