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Money, Welfare and Benefits

Money welfare benefits

Worried about paying the bills and feeding your family?

Find out what benefits you could be entitled to, what you can do about gas and electric bills, rent arrears, paying for school meals and travel, paying loans and credit card debt.

Talk to a service that will give you free, impartial and confidential support.

Get information and advice when you need it to help you make the right choices.




Useful advice and information

Financial support for families

Find out what financial support and benefits may be available to families from pregnancy to school age. As a family, you may be entitled to benefits or financial support, depending on your circumstances and the age of your child or children. Get information on employment More…

Debt Advice and Money Saving

Managing household bills and coping with debt can be very stressful. Getting free, impartial and confidential information is important to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. There are lots of services offering free advice on dealing with debt, as well More…

Cost of living tips

Are you struggling with the cost of living? Do you find making ends meet is getting harder to do each month?  Find out more about cutting your energy bills, family meal planning, free activities and days out and how to make your money go further. More…

Help with your household bills

Dealing with household bills can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Am I on the best tariff? Can I afford to pay this month's bills? What can I do if I can't pay my bills? Who can I turn to for help? There are lots of More…

Asylum, Refugees and Resettlement Scheme

Information, advice and support to help newly arrived families settle and feel welcomed in Sandwell. Newly arrived families, asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants should feel safe, respected and understood.  Families need support with accommodation, education, childcare, family support, health, benefits and employment. There is lots More…

Managing money guide for young people

Growing up and becoming more independent means having to think about things like saving, budgeting, student finance, travel costs and much more. It can feel confusing and scary at times, filling in forms, understanding what they are talking about, is this right for me, what More…

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