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UNISON provides the broadest range of legal help to union members in the UK. We offer advice and assistance not just with work issues, but for you and your family outside the workplace too. 


UNISON has won more than £350 million in compensation for members involved in work-related personal injuries. This includes assaults, industrial diseases and accidents at work, on the way to or from work or on union business.


UNISON members can get free initial legal advice on any matter not related to work from UNISON's solicitors. This service entitles you to receive a 30-minute telephone interview. The service does not apply to advice on a legal action that you are already pursuing or cover Inheritance Tax issues. Members are not entitled to return for advice on the same issue under this scheme. Phone UNISONdirect on 0845 355 0845 for more details.


Download a copy of UNISON’s Guide to Legal Services here.

UNISON Members can save £250 or more with UNISONPlus 


Britannia Building Society

Britannia has deals on a range of financial products for UNISON members.  For more details visit www.britannia.co.uk/unison or visit the local Branch in Croydon High Street.  Britannia is a trading name used by The Co-operative Bank plc.


Britannia Rescue

Cheaper breakdown cover for UNISON members and your family - Call today 0800 756 8707 www.BritanniaRescue.com/unison


Croyde Bay

Receive a 15%discount on all Holidays.  Plus exclusive Special offers for UNISON members at UNISON’s own Holiday Resort in beautiful North Devon.  Tel: 01271 890890 or visit www.croydeunison.co.uk


Car Insurance from LV=Frizzell


Cheaper care insurance for UNISON members


  • Up  to 75% No Claims Discount
  • Extra 5% discount for any second car policies bought within your household


Call today for a quote 0800 756 8168 or visit www.unisonCarInsurance.com


Health & Dental Plans

Affordable health and dental cash plans.  Get money back for everyday expenses.  All claims are paid at 100%.  For more information call 0800 037 0753 or visit www.youbenefit.co.uk/unison


Lighthouse FA


Lighthouse Financial Advice, helping you to make sense of your finances.  Free initial consultation.  Call 0800 85 85 90


Tax Refund Co.


Nearly 50% of UNISON members could be due a tax refund.  Don’t miss out!  Call UNISONdirect for more details and claim form 0845 355 0845 or visit www.taxrebates.com/services/refer/unison



As a mutual insurer with over 100 years experience with UNISON members, UIA offer members competitive rates on home, travel and pet insurance.

  • To obtain a quote call UIA free on 0800 66 88 55
  • Members can also save up to an extra 15% if you us from us online at www.unisoninsurance.co.uk




UNISON Drive can supply any car new or used.  All cars come serviced & guaranteed and delivered to your doo.  For a free no obligation quote call 0845 122 6923 or visit www.unisondrive.org.uk


UNION Energy


Free impartial energy price comparison service to help you keep your home energy bills as low as possible.  Call 0800 094 9039 or visit www.unionenergy.co.uk


UNISON Protect


Personal Protection Insurance plus FREE £2,500 cover, call today 0800 072 4990 or visit www.unisonProtect.com


UNISON Rewards


Save at over 2,500 online retailers – cashback, vouchers and more.  Plus get a FREE £10 welcome bonus!  Join FREE at www.UNISONrewards.com


UNISON Travel Club

Discounts and value added benefits on holidays for UNISON members.  Exclusive savings on package holidays, tailor-made itineraries, flights, cruise, UK breaks, coach holidays plus much more!  Call 0800 021 7737 or visit www.unisontravelclub.co.uk


UNISON Prepaid Card

Not a credit or debit card, you top-up this card and spend only what you load.  Great for budgeting, plus you can earn 3% to 6% cashback!  No credit checks.  Visit www.UNISONprepaid.com


Vision Express


You and your family can make substantial savings on your eye care requirements at Vision Express.  To find out more simply visit www.visionexpress.com/unison



 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 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.


To find out more contact our Branch Welfare Secretary, telephone Yvonne Green on 020 8760 5435 or via email Yvonne.green@croydon.gov.uk


You can contact There for You directly at:



130 Euston Road



Tel: 020 71215620







With the UNISON Welfare Monthly Prize Draw you could win cash prizes every month and support UNISON Welfare.  UNISON Welfare is a registered charity providing a unique and confidential service just for UNISON members and their families.  Every year UNISON Welfare helps thousands of members with grants, well being breaks, free debt advice and support.


You can buy up to a maximum of 10 numbers per month at just £1.00 each.  Unlike other prize draws or lotteries you don’t have to remember to buy a ticket for each draw.  Once you have filled out an application form and direct debit instruction UNISON will collect the money from your bank account and enter your number in each draw.  You can cancel or change your direct debit at any time.

To find out more information on how to play Octopus, for Terms and Conditions and to read UNISON’s Social Responsibility Policy, visit www.unison.org.uk/octopus.


50% of all ticket revenues will be paid out in prizes and 40% will to UNISON Welfare.  Only 10% is used for administrations costs.  The first Draw will be held on 6th March 2009


Octopus Lottery is managed by UIA Lottery Management Services Limited.  UIA Lottery Management Services is registered as an External Lottery Manager under the Gambling Act 2005 and under the Companies Act No 5448877.  Octopus Lottery is registered with the Gambling Commission under licence number 008978.


For more information on these services and other benefits available to UNISON Members please visit UNISON’s national website www.unison.org.uk

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