SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN FINANCIAL NEED - GREAT YARMOUTH
I've gathered together links to a number of different websites amd local services which may be able provide support to people who are struggling financially.
General help and advice
Turn2us provide a Benefits calculator and sign-posting to funding which might be available to individuals.
Stepchange also have a page which helps you to know where to go for help if you are in a financial emergency.
The Money Advice Service provides free and impartial money advice, set up by government with advice and guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead, support over the phone and online.
The Just Finance Foundation have produced a 'Money First Aid Kit' which provides sign-posting for Budgeting / Credit and Loans / Debt / Savings / Universal Credit
DIAL Great Yarmouth can also provide help and support regarding benefits at their office in Great Yarmouth.
Stepchange provides free debt-advice online and by phone.
Christians Against Poverty provide one-to-one debt support through home visits, along with practical and emotional support. There is a CAP Debt Centre based at Park Baptist Church in Great Yarmouth.
Citizens Advice Bureau and My Money Steps also provide online support about how to deal with debt. Citizens Advice Bureau have an office on Stone Cutters Way in Great Yarmouth and run drop-ins every week day.
DIAL Great Yarmouth also provide money and debt advice at their Great Yarmouth office.
Mental Health and Money
Mental Health and Money provide advice for people who have mental health issues as well as financial difficulties.
Friends of the Elderly can provide financial support for older people.
Rees Foundation, The Care-Leavers Foundation and the Spark Foundation all provide support including grants for people who have left care.
Help with Water and Utilities
Auriga have produced a booklet about how to get help with water and utilities costs.
The Hardman Directory provides information about support for ex-offenders including financial support.
Veterans Gateway provides support for those who have been in the Armed Forces, including financial advice.
Saving and Borrowing
Find Your Credit Union helps you to locate where you can save and borrow from an ethical lender. Anyone living in Norfolk can use Norwich Credit Union.
The Money For Life Programme gives tips on how to save money in everyday life.
Shelter can help with financial issues for those who are homeless or facing homelessness including debt. Contact is via the Norwich office.