Welfare benefits are managed by The Department for Work and Pensions. The local Job Centre can help you understand what benefits, if any you are entitled to.


Money and Debt advice is available locally through the Citizens Advice. Make sure that anyone giving you money or debt advice is regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). If you are struggling financially other local support is available to you such as food banks. Talk to us about what is currently available in Lincoln.


Education in the UK is structured: Primary Education: (5-11 years) Secondary Education: (11 to 18) Tertiary Education (18 plus) University, college All children are required to be in education from 5 years to 16 years. They must then be in Education, Training or employment between 16-18 years. Lincolnshire County Council manage all school admissions (Primary and Secondary schools) in Lincoln.


You can get help with work-related issues. For more information and support please contact LEAN.

Funding Opportunities

At LEAN we are keen to support local community groups to secure funding which will enable you to deliver activities for your community. Perhaps you need help constituting a group to apply for funding or we can help apply for activities on your behalf. We have listed some of the main grant funding bodies below but are aware of many more so come and see us for a conversation about what is currently available. Please contact us to see how we may be able to help you.


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LEAN offer monthly Immigration Surgeries to Lincoln residents through our partners GYROS. GYROS can help you with a range of Immigration services and queries in 1-2-1 appointments. GYROS have an experienced multi-lingual team of Immigration Advisors accredited by OISC to Level 1 and Level 2. For details of dates and book a free advice session please email or call us.

Local Authorities

A local authority is an organization that is officially responsible for all the public services and facilities in a particular area.

Translation & Interpretation

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