Taking the time to manage your money better can really help put more money in your pocket. Setting a realistic budget is a great way to help you do this as it gives you a snapshot of the money you have coming in and going out.
There are several sites and tools online that can help you set a budget and manage your finances. If you need some help setting a budget then there are services that can help you, offering free impartial advice.
Check your benefits eligibility
It's important that you're receiving all the support that you are entitled to. You can check if you're getting all of the benefits you're eligible for by using the free benefits calculator on the entitledto or Turn2us websites.
Loan shark support
If you've been approached by a loan shark or if you've borrowed money from one then there are people who can help and keep you safe. Stop Loan Sharks have specially trained staff who'll be able to provide you with emotional and practical support.
Advice and support for budgeting and debt
If you've more money going out than coming in or you're struggling with debt, there is help, advice and support available below.
MoneyHelper provide free and impartial help with money, backed by the government. This includes information and guidance about benefits, budgeting, pensions and debt, along with a range of other support.
Age UK Barnsley have trained advisors that can offer free and confidential information and advice to older people that are struggling financially. You can speak to them on (01226) 776820 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or email email@example.com
Whatever your problem, wherever you live in Barnsley, Citizens Advice can help.
Ways to contact Barnsley Citizens Advice
- Phone: 0800 144 8848
- Phone (debt helpline): 0800 2404420
- Email on the Citizens Advice website
- Video call: (01226) 666017
- Face to face at locations across Barnsley
StepChange Debt Charity offer free, expert debt advice and money guidance. No matter how large or small your debt problem is, they can help. When you go to them for debt help, they look at your financial situation, give you expert advice and recommend debt solutions to suit your situation.
They don't share information about you, or tell anyone they’re helping you, unless you let them know that's okay.
Childcare choices is a website provided by the government that can help you find the support that is available to help with the cost of childcare. This includes information about the different options available and how to apply.
You can take a look at the different help available at Childcare Choices.