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Tips for Managing your Money

Tips for Managing your Money

 

If you’re struggling to manage your money, or would like some tips for staying financially healthy, there is help available. As well as the services offered by our partners, we offer a range of money advice from help with Universal Credit, to support to get back into work and guidance on how to pay rent.

Getting ready for Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit that supports you if you’re working and on a low income, or if you're out of work. If you claim Universal Credit there are some important things you need to know to get ready.

Our new video is here to help you as you prepare for Universal Credit.

You can read more and view the video by clicking here.

What is Help to Save?

Help to Save is a new government saving scheme to support working people on tax credits and Universal Credit build their savings. You can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and accounts last for four years from the date you open the account.

Click here to read how it works.

Tailored support to help you back into work

If you are currently unemployed and keen to get back into work but something is holding you back, we can help. Whatever barriers you face – whether it’s debt issues, housing problems, low confidence or a lack of basic skills – we work with experienced colleagues who can create a unique programme to maximise your potential, boost your confidence and get you back into work.

Find out more here.

What is the easiest way to pay your rent?

For many tenants, paying their rent by Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay. If you receive a regular monthly income or monthly Universal Credit, paying your rent by Direct Debit might be right for you.

See if paying by Direct Debit is right for you by clicking here.

You’ve made your Universal Credit Claim – now what?

So, you’ve completed your online Universal Credit claim. You've finished your list of To Do's and you’ve had your first meeting with your Jobcentre Work Coach, but it doesn’t stop there.

So what’s next? Find out more here.

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