Help Managing Your Money
The money management service has developed a free online tool especially for people making a new claim or moving to Universal Credit from existing benefits. You can access it here.
Our Housing team will also be offering personal budgeting support to those claiming Universal Credit. Advice includes:
• Understanding the impact of Universal Credit on your finances (eg paid monthly and in arrears)
• Help accessing the financial support on offer
• Setting a monthly budget plan
• Understanding the difference between priority and non-priority debt
If you are making a new claim or moving to Universal Credit from existing benefits you can access this support by contacting our Financial Inclusion Officer on 01386 565020.
Money management advice is also on offer from the South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau.
Struggling with debt?
If you find yourself in financial difficulty you may want to consider asking for independent debt advice. If you are having trouble paying your Council Tax bill then please get in touch with us as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 456 0560.