Citizen's Advice North Yorkshire
Citizen’s Advice North Yorkshire provide free, confidential and impartial advice to help people find a way forward with whatever problems they face, including money and benefits. You can get advice in person, over the phone, on a web chat or by email by contacting Citizen’s Advice North Yorkshire direct.
Libraries are another source of support with books and resources on personal finances, budgeting and debt.
If you are of state pension age, you could be entitled to a pension top up. Many people are missing out on unclaimed pension credits and you may be able to access support, even if you have savings, own your own home or have a private pension. You can find out more on the government's web page about claiming pension credit.
You can find out about benefits including universal credit and a link to check what benefits you might be entitled to on our benefits page.
StepChange - debt advice
The charity StepChange offer free debt advice to help you deal with your debt and find a solution. Their online debt advice service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you would prefer to speak to someone, you can call StepChange on 0800 138 1111 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.
Turn2us - financial support
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial support. They offer help online, over the phone and face to face through their partner organisations. Find out more on the Turn2Us website or you can call their helpline on 0808 802 2000 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Turn2us are experiencing a high volume of calls so please use their website if you can.