Money matters and financial wellbeing

We recognise that having issues with money can impact our well-being and lead to other consequences like relationship issues, isolation, and housing issues and can make it difficult for people to access things which can make life better. We also recognise that some people who use our services are more vulnerable to having issues with money and the consequences of having those issues. Below are some resources both national and local that may help with financial well-being.

This information given below does not constitute financial advice, always do your own research to ensure the information is right for your specific circumstances.  The links to websites are not endorsements and our Trust is not responsible for the content on external websites.

Where to get help

Money and Mental Health Policy institute logo The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute are working to break the link between mental health problems and financial difficulty. The website has a number of resources and links to help with finances and the cost of living.

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Money Helper website Money Helper is a government-backed website that offers tools and advice across the financial spectrum. The website has a live chat function that offers free and impartial advice and a number of calculators to help with budgeting, dealing with money troubles and loans and credit cards.

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ofgem logo Ofgem is Great Britain’s independent energy regulator.

It works to protect energy consumers, especially vulnerable people, by ensuring they are treated fairly and benefit from a cleaner, greener environment. The website gives practical advice on saving energy and reducing your bills. It also has advice on where to access grants and benefits with eligibility.

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Money saving expert logo is the UK’s biggest independent consumer website.  “The site’s dedicated to cutting your bills and fighting your corner with journalistic research, cutting-edge tools and a massive community – all focused on finding deals, saving cash and campaigning for financial justice.”

The focus is more on rates and savings but also offers advice on how to switch and save money on utilities

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Citizens Advice Bureau logo Citizens Advice Bureau is a national charity and network of local charities that offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.  It aims to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. You can use the national website for advice and guides or use the directory to find your local service.

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Local links

Local councils and charities also have resources to help with the cost of living and can signpost services and benefits for local residents.


Barnsley Council More Money in your pocket logo Barnsley Council’s more money in your pocket site gives local links and advice for the rising cost of living.

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Calderdale Council logo The money and wellbeing section for Calderdale Council gives practical information on local services and can also be used by frontline workers on behalf of their clients and service users. The website has a live chat function during work hours.

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Better Kirklees logo BetterOff is a service for people who live in Kirklees. BetterOff will show you the benefits you are entitled to and will help you to apply for them online. BetterOff also provides information on how to find and apply for jobs.

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Wakefield Council logo The rising cost of living is a concern for everyone and with the district still recovering from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Council is working with partner organisations to offer help and support.

You may be able to get help and advice to make changes so you have more money coming in and less money going out.

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