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Debt and hardship

In this section you will find information on: where to get advice and local support, claiming benefits you maybe entitled to and saving money on household bills.

For a comprehensive list of local services click on the View all services and advice’ link on the right hand side of the page

The banner below provide links to national websites containing information advice and guidance on the following topics

Benefits and allowances

To work out what benefits you may be entitled to visit the Entitled To website.

Budgeting Loans are interest-free loans for people who have been on Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (income-related), Pension Credit or payment on account of one of these benefits, for at least 26 weeks.

To find out about Universal credit, click on the link.

Managing money and debt

The Citizens Advice Bureau website contains information for adults and young people about managing money effectively and debt advice.

My Money Steps is a free online debt advice service from National Debtline.  It is free, confidential and simple to use. My Money Steps will tell you what options you can choose from to deal with your debts and give you a personal action plan to help you manage your money.

The Money Advice Service is a free impartial service set up my government providing advice and guidance on managing your finances including: debt & borrowing, saving & investing, budgeting and managing money, and work and redundancy.

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