Help with budgeting
You may have to manage with less money soon because of the Government’s changes to the benefit system. So, it’s more important than ever for you to budget carefully. And don’t forget, paying your rent should be at the top of your list!
If you don’t know where to start to begin to budget your money, there’s plenty of help and advice around. Please get in touch with us to see if we can help or click the links below to see what help's around.
They can help if you live in Bristol, you’re out of work, just starting work or on your first tenancy
Support for you if you’re under 25 and live in Bristol and South Gloucestershire
- Bristol Debt Advice Centre
Offering support to all residents in the Bristol area
- The Money Advice Service
An independent service, set up by the Government to help you make the most of your money. It gives money advice online, over the phone and face to face. Check out their really handy budget planner on the home page of their website.
- Debt Advice Foundation
This charity has useful guides to help you manage money and debt.
This charity offers free debt advice from simple debt help, to help with an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) and debt management plan. Try putting your budget details into their Debt Remedy, for a tailored debt solution.
- Mental health and debt
This is a helpful guide, from moneysavingexpert.com, full of useful debt advice. It’s aimed specifically at people with mental health problems, but we think it’s useful for everyone.
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
For Winter 2015 to 2016, you could get £140 off your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money isn’t paid to you and is a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually between September and March. If you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you go electricity meter, you can also qualify for this discount and it won't affect any Cold Weather payment o Winter Fuel Payment that you may also be entitled to.
- Be Money Ready
Don't forget to visit our website for information and tips on saving money, savvy shopping, and cheap and safe borrowing.