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There is a range of free advice and information available to help with money matters.
We have grouped together the pages on this website that contain information on money, debt and where to get advice. There are also services outside of the council that can help. The money A & E website is a very useful source of information and help on all things money related.

The Money Advice Service is a national and independent service set up by government which offers free information online, over the phone and face to face. The website can be accessed by clicking the logo on the left and an easy to follow financial health-check can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Help from the council

Welfare Rights and Money Advice
Free and impartial money advice for residents including a downloadable debt toolkit which gives step by step advice on how to sort out money problems. There is also a guide to basic bank accounts for those who may have previously struggled to open an account.

Housing and Money
Information and advice for council tenants and home owners. Also find out about help paying the fuel bills.

Loan Sharks and Scams
These pages from Trading Standards offer advice on dealing with a loan shark, and finding alternative credit.

Grants for community groups and projects
Funding opportunities and support for projects operating in the city.

Help paying the rent and council tax
Find out about entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Money matters and money worries
Further help with money.

What other help is available?

1. Southampton Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Free advice on financial and debt issues.
Tel: 023 8022 1406 or 023 8033 3868
Web: Southampton CAB

2. Southampton Advice and Representation Centre (SARC)

Advice and representation in employment and welfare benefits.
Tel: 023 8043 1435

3. Solent Credit Union

Savings and affordable loans.
Tel: 023 8178 8375


4. United Savings and Loans Credit Union

Affordable Loans and Savings.
Tel: 023 9282 7980

Southampton Service Point:
Tuesday 9:30 - 14:30 Shirley Housing Office, Redcar Street, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 5LL

Downloadable documents

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PDF document Advice and Information card 193 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Help With Health Costs 3827 KB 15secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Warm Home Discount Doc 1021 KB 4secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

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