Cost of living – Finance

Finances are currently being squeezed hard, we have compiled a set of resources that you might find useful to help you through these times.

Benefits

Money Navigator Tool
If you’ve got money worries because of the cost of living crisis Money Navigator can give you guidance based on your particular situation.

Finding Financial Help and Support
Finding financial help and support in and around Durham county.

Benefit Calculator
Claim everything you are entitled to! Use the benefit calculator to see if you’re missing out on anything.

 

Debt

Breathing Space
Get help with the mental health crisis breathing space scheme.

Free debt advice – National Debtline
We give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.

 

Finance

Budgeting Planner
A really helpful first step is to complete a household budget, showing your income and outgoings. Starting to write a budget can be daunting, but it’s important you do this so you can decide what steps you need to take.

Free and impartial help with money – money helper
Our help is impartial and free to use, whether that’s online or over the phone

Money Navigator Tool
If you’ve got money worries because of the cost of living crisis Money Navigator can give you guidance based on your particular situation.

Finding Financial Help and Support
Finding financial help and support in and around Durham county.

 

Utilities

Water Meter Calculator
The Consumer Council for Water has a calculator you can use to see if your bills are likely to be cheaper on a meter. And if you’re already on a meter it can help you see how you can reduce your water usage.

 

Health Care

Get help with NHS prescriptions and health costs
You might be able to get free NHS prescriptions, dental treatment, eye tests and help with other NHS costs.