Financial help in a crisis

Find out if you can access funds, loans, food banks and household items if you are in a financial crisis.

If you are under 25, check out our Emergency Help with Money pages in our young person’s portal.

If you are worried about debt and need further advice contact our specialist debt advice team.

Cash in a crisis

You might be able to apply for financial help, food or household items if you are in a crisis. Find out more about the type of help you can get and where to apply here.

Budgeting loans

A budgeting loan is a one-off, interest-free payment that you might be able to get if you receive certain benefits.

Free or cheap furniture

Some local organisations provide good quality free or cheap second hand furniture and essential household items.

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This page was last updated on: April 5, 2022

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