Financial problems can hit us all but there are ways of dealing with these with a few simple tricks, for example:
- Create a household budget (and stick to it)
- Look at saving, little and often like an ‘Emergency fund’
- Use a ‘piggy bank technique’ to save for those little treats, like a holiday or car, using different accounts or even money safes.
However, if your financial issues are bigger than this, and you feel like there is no end, you are not alone and there is help. Talk to East Sussex Credit Union about a debt consolidation.
If you think your financial situation is impacting on your health, act now and get help.
For impartial advice on your money situation, you can talk to:
The Money Advice Service – ‘Talk to MA’ • Tel: 0300 500 5000
The Government has set up a service that can offer free, impartial advice independently, in all areas relating to money, whether it be self help or supported help. Check out their website now at: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
East Sussex County Council
If you think you might be entitled to benefits or are already receiving benefits call the Welfare Benefits helpline on 0333 344 0681 or visit the webpage for more information.
Citizens Advice Bureau • Tel: 08444 111 444
CAB offers advice and support in a variety of areas. The website www.adviceguide.org.uk gives information on all services provided and where you can find your local office number and address.
National Debtline • Tel: 0808 808 4000
The helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. Website: http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/
There is also the Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme for people that find themselves at crisis point. Website: Website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk