Finding support for the cost of living crisis
The cost of living crisis is affecting many people’s lives right now, with some cutting back on non-essential costs, and others worrying about how to pay their rent or afford food. This can make managing your money stressful, but we’re here to help. Throughout this page you’ll find articles, tips, support and information on how to manage your money now and in the future and how to look after your mental health at the same time.
Take an online money management course
Sign up to our e-learning course and build your confidence in managing your money. This course will help you feel more in control of your finances and teach you about the different types of support that are available if you’re struggling with money.
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Financial health check
Want to start saving but not sure how to choose an ISA? We teamed up with the experts at Experian on this guide to choosing your first ISA.
Looking for help with the Cost of Living Crisis? Read our guide to the support that's out there, from paying your bills to buying food.
Thinking of getting your first credit card? Read our guide to find out the pros and cons and how to pick the best first credit card for you.
Is buy now pay later good for your wallet & does it affect your credit score? Find out more.
Can't afford heating or water bills? You're not alone. Read more to find out how to get support for fuel poverty
Is the cost of living crisis affecting your mental health? Read top 10 expert tips for looking after yourself when money is tight.
Get help managing your student budget, whilst still having lots of fun at the same time - obviously.
If someone close to you is ill or has passed away, you might need support with handling their finances. Read this expert guide from Experian.
Have you lost your job? We're here to help. Read this helpful financial guide from Experian to support you through it.
Borrowing money for the first time? It can be daunting - read our expert guide for tips and advice.
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What is an overdraft?
An overdraft is something a bank or lender can give you, as an extension of the money you already have. An overdraft means you can withdraw money beyond what you have in your bank account – so when your bank balance is showing as £0, your overdraft allows you to have some money, however this can be at a charge. You can read more about overdrafts here.
Where can I get support managing my money?
While we’re not financial advisors, we can help you. Our helpline is able to signpost you to over 16,000 organisations that can help with all sorts issues. So, if you’re feeling anxious, need some advice and don’t know where to turn – call us, and we’ll help you.
Where can I get emergency money?
There are a number of options if you’re in need of emergency money. We recommend reading our article ‘Help! I’m broke and need emergency support’ for more information.
How much is statutory sick pay?
At the moment, statutory sick pay is awarded to you for when you’re too ill to work. You cannot get less than £95.85, and it can be awarded for up to 28 weeks. There are some criteria before you can be paid it though, for example you have to earn on average £120 per week and have been ill for four days in a row.
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