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More and more people are encountering problems with their finances due to the current economic climate. We want to do all we can to help.
If you are having problems paying council bills
We can signpost you to local and national agencies that provide free, impartial advice. We’ve included details of other agencies and organisations that can provide help and support.
We can provide information on how you can claim the benefits you may be eligible for - so that you can get the financial support that you’re entitled to. Find out more about housing and council tax benefits.
We can offer general advice on coping during the recession including information on housing, working and family and relationship issues.
The Citizens Advice service can help you resolve legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice
National website http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Sherwood and Newark Citizens Advice Bureau
5 Forest Court
Tel: 0844 856 3411
Sherwood and Newark CAB will be opening a new office in Newark soon.
Mansfield Citizens Advice Bureau
22 -24 Brunts Business Centre
Samuel Brunts Way
Tel: 0844 856 3411
North Notts Helpline (CAB Telephone Advice) 0300 456 8369
Offers benefits and financial support advice.
Visit their website Directgov financial advice
This is a helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. Visit their website www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/
Call 0808 808 4000
Offer free, confidential advice and support to anyone who is worried about debt. Visit the Consumer Credit Counselling service website.
Call 0800 345 4345.
Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice charity offering free, impartial support and advice to anyone worried about debt. Visit the Debt Advice Foundation website. Call 0800 043 4050.
Give general advice for young people, including a useful section on home, law and money. Visit the website.
Provide free and confidential information and advice on benefits, grants, managing money and redundancy. Also includes an online benefits calculator to work out what you could claim. For more details visit the turn2us website or telephone 0808 802 2000 Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm.
Nottinghamshire County Council has set up the Nottinghamshire Welfare Assistance Fund (NWAF) to provide emergency financial support to people who cannot get help from anywhere else.
Situations the fund can help with include:
The fund does not cover:
To apply you must be:
For more information about NWAF and how to apply visit Nottinghamshire County Council website
Newark and Sherwood District Council