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If you are experiencing money worries or just want to know what extra help you may be entitled to, this section aims to answer all of your money related questions.  It provides information and advice about claiming benefits, coping with debt, finding a job, childcare funding and also some housing information.

Where to get free debt advice
If you’re struggling with debt, it can be hard to know where to turn. But with lots of free, confidential help and advice services available, there’s no need to use a fee-charging debt management company.

You can get free online debt advice from StepChange Debt Charity or you can call them on 0800 133 1111. You can also go on line to the National Debtline or call them on 0808 808 4000.

If you would prefer to talk to someone face to face you can book an appointment with Citizens Advice Southampton. Telephone number is 0808 27 87 863.

Claiming the right benefits
The benefits system is complex and often changes, which means many people are not claiming money that they’re entitled to. Whether you're a single parent, part of a working family or a full time carer for your children you want to be sure you’re not missing out on benefits that could help with raising your family.  Use the link below to see what benefits you may be entitled to.

Benefit calculator

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation meets your requirements. We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

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