It is even more important than ever we make sure our finances are in the best shape for the new year.
All the current cost of living support is due to end in March. Work on your money fitness now.
Financial fitness, or wellbeing, is about feeling comfortable and in control of your financial position. It means having the knowledge and confidence to make the most of your money. Both on a day-to-day basis, and through planned and unplanned events.
There are some easy steps you can take to improve your financial fitness.
You can use an independent, free and anonymous benefits calculator to check what financial support you could be entitled to. www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators
Check out www.york.gov.uk/benefits to find out about local support schemes
You can make savings on your household bills and get help if you are struggling. Get hints, tips, advice on www.livewellyork.co.uk/talkmoney
Spread the cost of Christmas by setting something aside regularly.
Saving as little as £5.00 per week for a year will result in over £250.00 available at Christmas.
Open a Community First Credit Union savings account and you could be eligible for a £25 bonus. More information at www.communityfirstcu.co.uk/savings
Don’t struggle alone. If you need assistance with benefits or money, council services and other local organisations can help.
Visit www.york.gov.uk/BenefitsAdvice or your local community venue to find out more about local advice services.
Do one thing to get your finances in shape
With the current cost of living support due to end in March 2024, now is the time take control money. The one thing to make the biggest difference is to make sure that you are getting all the income and benefits you’re entitled too.
To help you feel comfortable and in control of your finances, we can share tips and hints to make the most of your money. Whether it’s for your day-to-day spending, or to see you through planned and unplanned events, there are some easy steps to take:
You can use an independent, free and anonymous benefits calculator to check what financial support you could be entitled to at www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators .
Check out www.york.gov.uk/benefits to find out about local support schemes.
If you’re over State Pension age and on a low income. Pension Credit can help with housing costs such as ground rent or service charges. You might get extra help too, if you’re a carer, are disabled, or responsible for a child or young person. Find out more at www.gov.uk/pension-credit
If you have children make sure you’re not missing out on help with childcare, school meals and holiday activities, at www.york.gov.uk/free-school-meals/eligibility-free-school-meals and www.raiseyork.co.uk/childcare/reduce-cost-childcare.
To make savings on your household bills and get help if you are struggling, visit www.livewellyork.co.uk/talkmoney
It might seem difficult, but saving as little as £5 per week for a year, could build up over £250. This might help with unexpected expenses or with next Christmas’ costs. Open a Community First Credit Union savings account and you could get a £25 bonus. More information at www.communityfirstcu.co.uk/savings .
Don’t struggle alone. If you need help with benefits or money, we and other local organisations can help.
Visit www.york.gov.uk/BenefitsAdvice or your local community venue www.york.gov.uk/CommunityDropIn to find out more about local advice services.
For more money advice, leaflets and information, please visit www.livewellyork.co.uk/talkmoney .
Published: 30/01/2024 Published by: Haxby Town Council
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