More money in your pocket

If you need budgeting advice to help you manage your money better, there's a range of organisations who can help.

Check your benefits eligibility

You can check whether you're getting all of the benefits you're eligible for by using the free benefits calculator on the entitledto or Turn2us websites.

You can also contact Citizens Advice Barnsley on 0800 144 88 48 or DIAL on (01226) 240273 who can help you complete a benefits check.

You can find out more about the range of available benefits on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and GOV.UK websites.

Where to get budgeting advice

Citizens Advice

For support and advice about debt management, budgeting, benefits and more, you can contact Barnsley Citizens Advice.


MoneyHelper (formerly the Money Advice Service) provide a range of guides to managing your money in uncertain times. You can also access free, confidential debt advice.

Get support from MoneyHelper.

Age UK

Age UK Barnsley can off support to people aged over 66 that are struggling financially. You can speak to them on (01226) 776820 or by emailing

Area councils

Our area councils run a range of advice and support sessions in your local ward. They publish the details of these on their Facebook pages.

Find out about area councils and their contact details.

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK.

Get help from CAP.

Support if you have a disabled child

If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child and need support with essential items, you may be able to apply for a Family Fund grant.

Find out about Family Fund grants.

Support for the armed forces community

If you're a member of the armed forces community, you can access a range of financial support and debt management advice.

Find out about finance and debt support for the armed forces community.

Help with saving

Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years. Help to Save is backed by the government so all savings in the scheme are secure.

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