Organisations that can help

Finding the financial support you need can sometimes be difficult. But we're here to help you find out all that's available.

There’s help out there for your money worries

People everywhere are worried about money just now. And while everyone's circumstances are different, there's support available to anyone who needs it. This support could be in the form of financial advice, a friendly chat, or it could be a new benefit that you can apply for.

Taking advantage of the support out there is an important step towards easing your money worries. These bodies and organisations are there to assist you. So never think that you're wasting anyone's time. No matter your situation, there are people in a similar boat. So don't be afraid to reach out for support. 

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Cash First Referral Leaflets

IFAN's cash first referral leaflets are step-by-step guides for anyone facing money worries, on how to access local advice and support to maximise their income.

Keywords

  • benefit calculator
  • debt advice

Citizens Advice Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland offers free impartial advice for people with money, legal and housing among other things.

Keywords

  • housing
  • savings

Advice Direct Scotland

Advice Direct Scotland provide financial advice to people who need it. They offer a free benefit calculator and information on how to manage debt on their website.  

Keywords

  • benefit calculator
  • debt advice
  • debt solutions

Council Tax Savings Tool

Citizens Advice Scotland's CAS Council Tax tool will tell you if you can make savings on council tax and whether you are entitled to a discount, reduction or exemption. 

Keywords

  • budgeting
  • council tax

Business Debtline

Business Debtline provides free debt advice to small businesses and people who are self-employed. You can access Business Debtline over the phone, through the website and via web chat.

Keywords

  • business
  • debt advice
  • debt solutions

Parent Club

Parent Club provide money support specifically for families. They offer personalised chats with their money talk team, help understanding what ELC hours your child is entitled to and general money advice. 

Keywords

  • budgeting
  • family
  • savings

Finding Finance

Finding Finance represent a national body of responsible lenders, they can help you find your nearest CFDI. 

Keywords

  • community development finance institution

Find your Credit Union

Credit unions offer affordable loans in communities across Scotland. Find your Credit Union can help you find out more. 

Keywords

  • credit unions

National Debtline

National Debtline provides free advice and resources to help you deal with your debts. You can access National Debtline over the phone, through the website or via their web chat service.

Keywords

  • debt advice
  • debt solutions

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) specialise in providing community based debt help, with the option of appointments from the privacy and comfort of your own home. Through their person centred approach you'll be given the support you need, including emergency aid where needed, every step of the way to becoming debt free. 

Keywords

  • debt advice
  • debt arrangement scheme
  • debt solutions

Entitledto

Entitledto provide a calculator that helps you understand which benefits you’re entitled to.

Keywords

  • benefit calculator
  • budgeting

Policy in Practice

Policy in Practice provide a free calculator that can tell you what benefits, council tax reductions, and tax credits you might be eligible for. 

Keywords

  • benefit calculator

Turn2us

Turn2us offers a free calculator that can tell you what benefits, council tax reductions, and tax credits you might be entitled to. 

Keywords

  • benefit calculator
  • budgeting

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland is a Scottish Government Agency responsible for social security provision.

Keywords

  • budgeting
  • family
  • housing

StepChange Debt Charity Scotland

StepChange Debt Charity Scotland offers free, impartial debt advice and practical solutions to help you take back control of your finances. 

Keywords

  • budgeting
  • debt advice
  • debt arrangement scheme
  • debt solutions
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