If you are struggling to make ends meet or your debt is increasing each month then you may need some help to improve your finances. Asking for help is the best start. Ignoring it will only make it worse.
Debt and Benefits Advice
If you need more help to deal with your debt or benefit problems, then the following agencies provide free advice and support:
The team at Brent Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to people with money, legal and other problems.
You can speak to them over the phone or contact them online.
The Money Helper website provides free and impartial advice, in-depth guides, tools and calculators to help you improve your finances. You can get free confidential advice online by speaking to an adviser via webchat or whatsapp. The main areas of advice covered are:
- Everyday money (includes budgeting and banking)
- Family and care
- Money troubles
- Pensions and retirement
They also have a useful budgeting tool to manage your money and identify where you can cut back.
Avoid paying too much for loans or using payday lenders, and consider using a Credit Union. Credit Unions operate locally and aim to provide loans at low rates, encourage their members to save regularly and help members in need of financial advice and assistance.
Credit Unions operating in Brent: