If you need help to manage your money, budgeting advice or help with debt, there's a range of support offering free impartial advice.
Check your benefits eligibility
Budgeting advice and support
MoneyHelper provide a range of guides to managing your money in uncertain times. You can also access free, confidential debt advice.
DIAL is a local charity supporting disabled people, their families and carers in Barnsley. They provide free, confidential advice and support to help local people to live independent lives.
The team are down to earth and non-judgemental. They strive to achieve their vision for a world that is truly inclusive. You can call DIAL on (01226) 240273.
Support if you have a disabled child
You may be able to apply for a Family Fund grant if you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child. This grant can support with essential items.
Support for the armed forces community
Support is available if you're a member of the armed forces community. You can access a range of financial support and debt advice.
Help with saving
Help to Save is a type of savings account. It's for certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit. It gives a bonus of 50p for every £1 you save over four years.
Help to Save is backed by the government, so all savings in the scheme are secure.
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.
Money Saving Expert
Money Saving Expert is the UK's biggest consumer website. It was set up by Martin Lewis.
The site is all about helping you cut your bills and fighting your corner. It includes research, tools and more. It's focused on finding deals, saving money and campaigning for financial justice.
Check your Income Tax
The GOV.UK website includes details about how to check if you're paying the right amount of Income Tax. It also has details about what tax relief you can claim and how to claim a refund if you’ve paid too much tax.
Help with managing debt
Whatever your problem, wherever you live in Barnsley, Citizens Advice can help.
Ways to contact Barnsley Citizens Advice
- Phone: 0800 144 8848
- Email on the Citizens Advice website
- Video call: (01226) 666017
- Face to face at locations across Barnsley
Citizens Advice have also teamed up with Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) and have sessions to offer support and guidance. Find out more on the YBS website.
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK.
National Debtline is a charity that is run by the Money Advice trust. They offer free, confidential and independent debt advice over the phone and online.
Contact the National Debtline on 0808 808 4000 or visit the National Debtline website.
StepChange offer free, expert debt advice and money guidance. They'll recommend the best solution or service for your circumstances.
Mental Health and Money Advice
Mental Health and Money Advice is the first UK-wide service to combine support for both mental health and financial problems.
They’re here for anyone with a mental illness who's struggling with their money. They also support anyone whose financial problems are affecting their mental health. They give clear, practical advice and support for people with mental health issues and money.
NHS help for problem gambling
Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health, relationships and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available.
GAMSTOP is a free service that helps you control your online gambling.
You can register with GAMSTOP online. This will prevent you from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain. You can set it up for six months, one year or five years.
Gamblers Anonymous is a group of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others do the same. They have meetings every day of the week throughout England.
Help with childcare
Free childcare for eligible 2 years olds
If you've got a child who is 2 years old, you may be able to get 15 hours a week free childcare. This could be in an Ofsted registered family centre, day nursery, preschool or with a childminder.
Help paying for your childcare
There is government help with childcare costs for parents. You can take a look at the different help available at Childcare Choices.
Information about credit
There are lots of different types of credit out there. It can be hard to tell the difference between them and how they work.
Halifax have a simple, straightforward explanation of the different types and what they mean.