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Money worries

Debt support and advice services

If you are having money worries or would like help managing debts, take a look at the list below which contains up to date services, both local and national, approved by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Local services: benefits and debt advice

Money Advice Plus
Specialist debt and benefit advice, casework and support. 01273 664 000
Money Advice Plus | Community Roots

Here to help Brighton & Hove residents save money, make money and manage their money better. The services are for anyone who is struggling to make ends meet. Drop-ins and helpline support. Helpline: 0800 988 7037 or visit their website

Citizens Advice Brighton and Hove
Provide free confidential and impartial advice. 08082 78 78 15 or visit their website

St Lukes Advice Service
Provides free advice, information and help with form filling in relation to debt, benefits and pension credit. 01273 549203

Youth Advice Centre in Brighton
Offers housing advice, family mediation, floating support, advice and support around emotional health and wellbeing and debts and benefits. Budgeting and money management advice and support with benefit claims. Access to specialist benefit advice. 01273 624432

The Financial Support Line for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Financial support for victims of domestic abuse. 01323 635 987

Armed Forces Network
If you or a close member of your family have served or are serving in the UK Armed Forces there is help and support available. 01273 403693

Possability People

Disability advice centre can help with disability advice, welfare benefits and a range of other issues. Can help with enquiries about:

  • Disability benefits (ESA, UC, PIP, AA, Carers Allowance, WTC).
  • Disability benefits appeals
  • Some pension credit enquiries
  • Some Council Tax enquiries
  • Fuel debt or changing fuel providers
  • Utilities debt
  • Information on equipment or assistive technology
  • Accessible holidays
  • Food bank referrals

Advisors are available by telephone, from 10am – 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Wednesdays). 01273 894050.
If you are deaf or had of hearing text us on 07718 42 42 14

Financial hardship: local support and advice

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project
Provides practical support, education and advice to those in poverty, poor living conditions or low incomes. 01273 671 213

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
A not for profit organisation including community organisations, statutory agencies, local business and individual residents. Offering various community food projects, including community gardens, food sharing, food banks and free or low cost meals.
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership – We’re a non-profit organisation helping people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow their own food and waste less food.

Impact YPC
City Centre space for drop-in support, affordable meals, activities, counselling, peer support. 01273 887886

Community Roots
A group of sixteen community groups working together to provide prevention, wellbeing and recovery support for people with a range of mental health issues. Support for carers and families is also available. A Freephone Central Access Point phone number is operated by a team of Community Navigators who can guide people through the support available and provide professional advice. Self-refer online or call: 0808 196 1768.
Open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.

Community Hub

  • If you need emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 1. You will be directed to the Local Discretionary Social Fund.
  • For queries relating to Covid-19, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 2. You will be directed to the Community Hub.
  • If you are over 18, require food or shopping related support and can afford to pay for this, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 3. You will be directed to Food Support at Impact Initiatives
  • If you need help to stay safe and well, or if you need care and support, please call Access Point on 01273 295 555.
  • Request help for yourself or someone else (online form)

National Debt and Money Advice

Money Advice Service
Offers free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.
Telephone: 0800 138 7777
Type Talk: 18001 0800 915 4622
Whatsapp: 07701 342744

Online and telephone free, confidential debt advice 0800 138 1111

National Debtline
Free independent debt advice on the telephone or webchat and offer online tools. 0808 808 4000

Debt Advice Foundation
Debt advice, tools and resources
0800 043 40 50
Personal Debt Analyser | Debt Advice Foundation

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