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Find out how to manage your money and more during this health crisis.


If you need help, whether with money, benefits, housing, restarting or starting a business, food banks, or finding work, read our recommended websites and organisations that can give you money advice and help make your money go further.

 

 

Money Advice Service gives a comprehensive guide that looks at how you can best manage your money, if you're worried about debt, how you can cut the cost of household bills and what you might need to think about if you need to borrow money.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money


Citizen's Advice offers support if you are worried about debt, struggling to pay your bills because of coronavirus or to check if you can get free school meals or supermarket vouchers.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus/


Learn My Way offers free online courses for you to learn essential skills including how to manage your money online, using a budget planner and taking better control of your money.

https://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/managing-your-money-online


National Debtline is a charity that recognises that this is an anxious time for those also worried about money. Use their guides on how to deal with debt, if you are facing a loss of income because of coronavirus or struggling to pay your bills.

Call and speak to an adviser: 0808 808 4000

https://www.nationaldebtline.org/


 

 

Housing Aid provides help if you are at risk of homelessness or are homeless. They can provide advice and support in: 

  • Finding accommodation
  • Help keeping your existing accommodation
  • Advice on keeping a tenancy
  • Keeping you safe in your home

Email the service:

housing.aid@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call on 0115 876 3330.

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/information-for-residents/housing/homelessness-prevention-and-advice/


 

Use Homelink to apply for social housing, including council housing, or mutual exchanges (swapping your home with another social tenant)

https://www.nottinghamhomelink.org.uk/


 

Nottingham City Council's Welfare Rights Service offers free, confidential and impartial advice on issues including what benefits you can claim, if you have debts which may leave you without money for essentials or you have no money as your benefits have stopped.

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/welfarerights


 

Advice Nottingham, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, are currently offering telephone and email advice only on a range of issues including benefits, debt, employment and housing.

http://advicenottingham.org.uk/get-help/

Find out what benefits you may be entitled to using an independent benefits calculator.

https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators


Take this step by step guide to applying for Universal Credit, understand the latest Universal Credit processes, the amounts payable and budgeting

http://www.220soft.eu/nottingham/Universal/


Follow this step by step process to apply for Universal Credit.

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim?step-by-step-nav=7c08bbbf-a1ca-4cf5-850d-d9f2c796c750

If you are in receipt of a referral find your local Food Bank and Community based Social Eating project.

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/food-banks-and-community-based-food-projects/


 

 

Our Work Clubs are temporarily closed due to Coronavirus, but you can still contact your local provider for advice, help and support with your job search, being ready for work and more.

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/one-stop-online-library/work-and-jobs-information/

 

If you run or are thinking of starting your own business, visit our Business and IP Centre Nottingham page to see how we can help you.

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/business-and-ip-centre-nottingham/

The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline offers access to support for people who need emotional support or information about their mental health.

Call 0300 555 0730, 9am - 11pm 7 days a week

https://www.turning-point.co.uk/services/nottingham-helpline


 If you’re in a mental health crisis, the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Crisis Helpline can arrange for you to speak with a mental health professional and also advise you about other services which can help you.

Call 0808 196 3779, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/help-in-a-crisis


For other sources of help with your mental health and suggestions for boosting your wellbeing, including managing stress and maintaining healthy relationships, visit our Online Library

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/one-stop-online-library/mental-health-and-wellbeing/