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Money Matters

Financial difficulties are common and can be distressing for many families. There are several charities and services offering support and advice to help you take back control and manage your finances efficiently.

For information and advice on saving money, budgeting, benefit entitlements, debt management and ways to make your money go further please explore the useful links to services and help below.

If you’re worried about debt

Money Matters

Getting into debt is nothing to be ashamed about and the sooner you get help, the easier it’ll be to make a plan and begin to manage it.

There are some things you can do now to start managing your debt:

Other national organisations that can provide advice and support are:

  • Money Advice Service – phone 0300 500 5000
  • National Debtline – phone 0808 808 4000
  • StepChange Debt Charity – phone 0800 138 1111
Debt

Benefits for families

There are also a number of different benefits to help with the cost of raising a family. The below links provide information about different benefits including who they are for and how you can apply for them;

Benefits

Help paying for childcare

Many parents rely upon childcare to meet the needs of busy family lives but can be overwhelmed by the cost.

There are schemes out there to help you with the costs of accessing childcare. As long as the childcare is Ofsted-registered, you may want to consider the following:

Childcare costs
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