Sometimes people need some help to make the most of their money. You may want advice on managing money, need help to get your right entitlements, find out where to get benefits support or someone to talk to if you’re struggling with debt.
This page provides information and links to organisations that can provide help and advice on money matters and benefits.
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.
If you would prefer to talk to someone face to face you can book an appointment with Southampton Citizens Advice. Telephone number is 03444 111 306.
The benefits system is complex and often changes, which means many people are not claiming money that they’re entitled to. Read this page to make sure you’re not missing out on benefits that could help you balance your budget.
Find out what benefits you could claim by using the link above which connects you to the benefit calculators on the GOV.UK website. You can see the benefits, tax credits and pension available to you and also compare estimates to see what you could get if your situation changes. They also show you how much Universal Credit you might be entitled to.
As of 22 February 2017, Universal Credit has been introduced in Southampton and replaces a number of benefits.