Dealing with money can be daunting so this page gives you details of where you can get advice on how you can manage your money. We want to make sure that you can make the most of your money, budget better and ensure that you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to.
Our local office staff can assist you to get the advice you need. We also have our own Money Advice Service which provides welfare benefits and money advice services to tenants in the Highlands.
But there are various places on the internet you can also get welfare benefits and money advice services. Here are just a few.....
Billions of pounds worth of welfare benefits are left unclaimed each year. Are you sure you are not missing out on any benefits you are entitled to? You can check your benefit entitlement yourself by using the Turn2us website.
These days it is more and more difficult to manage our lives without access to a bank account. For more information on opening a bank account go to the Directgov website.
Credit Unions offer many of the services of a bank and just like a bank they are regulated by the Financial Services Authority (the UK's financial services regulator). But Credit Unions are cooperatives owned by their members, not shareholders. The Scottish League of Credit Unions hold a list of credit unions operating in Scotland.
Debts and money management
There are also various websites which can assist such as:
- Money Made Clear website is produced by the UK's Consumer Financial Education Body to offer impartial information and tools to help you with all your financial affairs
- National Debtline provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems
- Money a+e is an independent website providing straightforward money advice
Please note Cairn Housing Association take no responsibility for information contained on external links provided from this website.