Money advice & benefits

Local Brighton & Hove and national organisations providing information on the welfare system, benefit entitlement, debt management, managing money and money advice to plan for the future. You can also contact Moneyworks for many aspects of money advice.

Advice Now

Advice now is an independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate information on rights and the law. They believe that everybody should have access to clear and effective guidance to help them deal with law-related issues. They provide information on a range of subjects including benefits, employment and familiy issues.

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Affordable warmth grants

A national organisation that provide grants to those who need it most, for energy saving improvements like new boilers and insulation.

If you’re on a low income, or you receive certain benefits, you may be entitled to a grant towards home improvements such as a new boiler or insulation, that will reduce your heating bills.

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AFTAID Aid for the Elderly

A national organisation which offers direct financial assistance in the form of grants. They help older people in emergency situations to purchase items and services to keep you living safely at home.

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Asylum Advice UK

A national charity providing free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance to adult asylum seekers and their dependants throughout the UK, in a language they understand.

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Benefits calculators

Use an independent benefits calculator to find out what benefits you could get; how to claim; how your benefits will be affected if you start work. These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service.

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Bevendean Food Group

A local weekly drop- in offering people advice around finances, benefits and debt, a coffee morning and referral food bank. The food bank is every Wednesday from 9am – 12pm and is a welcoming, friendly place for local residents to go and meet, chat and get advice or food if they are experiencing financial difficulties for any reason.

The food bank is for Bevendean residents only, you can drop in but proof of postcode is required. The food bank services Lower & Higher Bevendean, Moulsecombe, Meadow View, Bates Estate and Saunders Park up to & including Bear Road.


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