I am worried about money

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Benefits information

Find out if you are eligible for any benefits

Get money off your Council Tax

Find out if you are eligible for council tax discounts

Crisis awards 

Find out if you are eligible for a crisis award, if you face a sudden change

Paying off debts

Find out about options for paying off debt

Help if you are struggling with debt

Advice and support from the Money helper website

Citizen Advice Bureau

Find help and advice for dealing with money and debt

Stepchange Debt Charity

StepChange provides free and confidential counselling on debt problems – including personal budgeting and credit advice.

Telephone: 0800 1381 111 from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekdays


Payplan provides free advice to people living in the UK on debt and budgeting, including free debt management plans and IVAs (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) without upfront fees.

Telephone: 0800 280 2816 between 8am and 9pm every day.

Get help with food

Get support to get food if you are sheilding

Free school meals

Find out if you are eligible to apply for free school meals for your children

Child care

Find out if you can get help with childcare costs

School or college transport

Find out if you are eligible for help with school or college transport

Winter Wellbeing

Find out if you can get help with heating bills

People Hub

Find help with redundancy, work and skills

Growth Hub

Find business help

Family Information Service

Find support with childcare, parenting, money matters and more

Loan sharks - illegal lenders

Find help to deal with loan sharks

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