Get help and advice
We have a range of free information, advice and guidance on welfare support, debt, employment, and housing matters available.
You can find information about where to get help for food (such as local foodbanks), utility bills, if you have a shortfall in your rent, free school meals, Healthy Start vouchers and general financial support through these resources.
To understand what help is available, and who to contact, in your area, visit:
Where to get help in the Coalfields area
Where to get help in the East area
Where to get help in the North area
Where to get help in Washington
Where to get help in the West area
What to expect when you visit an advice provider
When you visit any of our local advice providers, they'll ask you a few simple questions to find out what kind of help you need. This could be debt advice, budgeting help, support with managing persistent debt, or help dealing with the rising cost of living. They'll ask for details of your income, your monthly outgoings and your debts and use this information to recommend the best course of action for your circumstances, and help you start to take control of your finances.
Additional Government Support with Cost-of-Living Pressures
To find out more about the government's Cost of Living Support Payments, click here.