In the current climate, we could all do with extra help - whether it's finding out about benefits, help with gaining new skills or just advice on how to save money.
On these pages we have listed some useful information to help you, your family or your business through the global recession, including support if you're worried about losing your job, or if you're finding it difficult to pay the bills.
|Benefits – are you getting everything you are entitled to?|
Make sure you are getting all the benefits, exemptions, credits and other financial help you are entitled to from your council and elsewhere. Find out if you can claim housing benefit and/or council tax reduction or if you can get your council tax bill reduced as well as eligibility for other national benefits.
|Budgeting and your finances|
Useful tips on managing your money, dealing with debt, saving on your bills and cutting down on your spending.
|Help if you're out of work|
There is a lot of support available if you've lost your job or are facing redundancy.
|Keeping your home|
If you are at risk of losing your home, there is help available. A full range of support is available through the Council and other organisations.
|Keeping healthy and active|
Don't let the recession affect your health. Find out how to get help with health-care costs and ways to keep fit and healthy on a budget.
|Support for families with children|
Make sure you are getting all the benefits, grants and other financial help that is available to families with children.
|Saving energy, saving money|
Find out who you can talk to if you're struggling to pay your fuel bills, how to get help to make your home cheaper to run, how to claim winter fuel payments and who to talk to for more expert help.