Money and debt advice

Independent sources of advice about managing your money, debt and other finance matters.

Local advice services

Advice Barnsley is an online directory that tells you where you can go in Barnsley to get advice. 

It has been developed by our local branches of the Citizens Advice Bureaux, DIAL, Age UK and Howells Solicitors to provide free and impartial advice on a range of issues.

Some of the areas covered include benefits, family and legaldebt and consumer advice.  

National advice services

The Money Charity is an independent website that was set up to help people manage their money well. Their website gives you tips to build up your skills, knowledge and attitude towards spending and saving - to enable you to make the most of your money throughout your life. 

The Money Advice Service has been set up by government to help people make the most of their money.   They can give you unbiased advice, either online, over the phone or face-to-face.   Their website has a useful calculator for you to plan your budget, work out mortgage and other borrowings, as well as lots of information about Universal Credit and other benefits. 

Talk about debt is a website where you can access free and unbiased advice to help you solve your debt problems.  You can also be put in touch with specialist charity debt advisers who you can trust, or you can contact them by calling the Debt Advice Foundation on 0800 644 6089.

The Society of Later Life Advisers can help you to find a fully accredited financial adviser near to where you live.  It was set up to ensure that consumers are better informed about the financial issues of later life and can get advice quickly and easily. 

Easy Read links

Find out more about managing your money in these Easy Read guides from the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD).