Money Help and Information Services
Anyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who needs support and advice because:
You're unemployed and wondering what options are open to you
You're out of work and looking to retrain or develop new skills
You've recently been made redundant and want to get back into work or training
You are looking for help with moving forward but aren't sure what support is out there or where to look
People Hub Hotline: 0333 0150 699 Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm with an out-of-hours messaging service.
Citizen Advice Bureau
A national organisation that offers advice and helps you find a way forward, whatever the problem.
Citizen Advice come to the Isles of Scilly once a month and you can find out more about the sessions and how to book an appointment at www.scilly.gov.uk/events/citizens-advice-bureau-session
You can also visit the Citizens Advice Cornwall website: www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk/
Further information visit: support/citizens-advice
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a charity for families with disabled children and they might be able to provide information about grant-giving organisations.
Further information: www.supportincornwall.org.uk/contact-a-family
Disability Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Disability Cornwall can offer Advice on money and welfare entitlement. Find out more at www.disabilitycornwall.org.uk or call their information and advice line on 01736 759 500 or 0752 297 336.
Disability Benefits Centre
Get advice or information about a claim you’ve already made for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, or Personal Independence Payment at https://www.gov.uk/.../disability-benefits-helpline
Disability Grants – Your Guide to Grants for the Disabled
A website to help you find information on disability grants. Charities, trusts providing funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out etc… Find out more at www.disability-grants.org.
Entitledto is a useful website offering independent, accurate and reliable financial information. They have a free benefits calculator to work out what benefits you are entitled to. They have easy to read benefit information sheets and clear instructions on how to make claims. Entitledto have an A-Z benefit directory.
Find out more at www.entitledto.co.uk/
The Money Carer Foundation
The Money Carer Foundation resolve daily money management issues to make their clients lives better. They provide a trusted appointeeship service to protect vulnerable adults and to manage their everyday finances. They also offer a carers shopping card, a fully managed service that is set up specifically so that carers can access small amounts of money to make everyday purchases or to withdraw cash on behalf of the client.
Find out more at www.moneycarer.org.uk/
Turn2UsTurn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.
Turn2Us also has is a benefits calculator that you can use free of charge to find what benefits you may be entitled to claim: www.benefits-calculator-2.turn2us.org.uk/
Further information on the Turn2Us website: www.turn2us.org.uk/
Debt Support Trust
Debt Support Trust offer free debt advice and can help with bailiffs and debt collectors, missed payments, credit cards, loans and overdrafts and other finance problems. They have a debt calculator you can use and also offer a Freephone service
on: 0800 085 0226.
Visit their website for further information: www.debtfree.debtsupporttrust.org.uk/
National Debtline give free independent debt advice and will tell you what options you can choose from to deal with your debts and give you a personal action plan to help you manage your money. They also offer a free telephone service on 0808 808 4000, webchat or by email.
Visit their website for further information: www.nationaldebtline.org/