Help with money
Help and advice is available to everyone looking for ways to save money, deal with debts and apply for Benefits.
Citizens Advice helps people sort out legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.
As soon as you are worried about the risk of losing your home, contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss what we can do to help prevent it from happening. See our Homelessness page for more details.
People over 60 with an income below £17,000 can get free advice from professional tax advisors. Tax Help for Older People runs surgeries across the UK.
Derbyshire Trading Standards works to crack down on loan sharks. If you're concerned about illegal money lending, telephone 01332 644 000 or report a loan shark on 0300 555 2222.
Travel and discounts
If you're under 18 or over 60, you can apply for a b_line card or Derbyshire Gold Card. The cards will get you discounts, access to library services and discounted or free travel. If you can't use public transport, then community transport may be the answer. Dial-a-Bus schemes operate in many parts of Derbyshire.
Support with rent
Other money-saving tips
The average family wastes £50 a month buying food and throwing it away. For tips on making your food and money go further, visit our Waste less, Save more page.
A Credit Union, such as Money Spider, is a profit-sharing, democratically-run financial co-operative which offers convenient savings and low interest loans to its members. The members own and manage their Credit Union themselves.