City : Money & Benefits Blade : Help and Advice
Who can offer help and advice?
Below we've listed some of the organisations that offer help and advice with debt and money issues...
Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service was set up by the Government to help people make the most of their money; it gives free money advice online, over the phone and face to face.
You can a wide variety of information and advice from the Money Advice Service from advice on the costs of learning to drive and getting a car, to choosing your first bank account, to starting your first job.
For more information and to get help visit the Money Advice Service website!
National Debt Line
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty is a national charity which offers debt and money advice to anyone regardless of their religion.
They provide debt help, job clubs, and life skills courses all for free! For details on the local CAP centre, click here, and type in your post code.
Citizens Advice are a UK-wide charity that deliver free, confidential advice to anyone who needs it.
They help people resolve their problems with debt, housing, discrimination, benefits, and lots of other issues! So if you've having money problems, get in touch on 03444 111 306.
For details of the local Citizens Advice in Reading, visit their website - here.
Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit are specialists in welfare benefits, debt, & housing advice.
They can give free advice...
- Whether you are receiving the correct benefits,
- What the law says and if it has been applied correctly,
- If you have a problem with a creditor or debt collector,
- If you are are facing eviction or bailiff action.
- They can also provide representation with Benefit Appeals or Court Hearings.
To find out where they are and how to get in touch, check the Reading Services Guide.
For those with disabilities or extra needs, Mencap Reading have some good advice on Benefits and Money.
You can find out about Disability Living Allowance, Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payements (PIP), as well as information on blue badges all on the Mencap Reading website.