Citizens Advice Cornwall will deliver information and advice to carers through a one-off course delivered through a two hour session. The session will cover an overview of benefits and support that carers could be entitled to.
These sessions will help carers face the financial and emotional pressures that being a carer can involve. Where appropriate Citizens Advice Cornwall will signpost carers to specialists to ensure they are able to access all the support they require individually. These sessions will not aim to address individual issues but will provide an overview of what could be available.
Basic budgeting: Tracking spend with a spending diary and keeping receipts; budgeting phone apps; creating a Personal budget sheet; monthly and weekly calculations; prioritising spend on essential bills; managing money to suit you, online banking, credit interest rate, budgeting for change
Increasing income: Welfare benefit information and online benefit check, grants and freebies.
Reducing spending: Money saving tips; How and where to shop, deals and false economies, switching energy provider/tariff, cashback schemes, local schemes
Overview of debt options: Prioritizing debts, how/where to get help
Next steps: Individual plan; possible referral in to Citizens Advice service for individual advice appointment, debt counselling, adjustment and solutions
Digital skills: Learn about digital budgeting apps for smartphones, websites for cashback schemes, price comparison sites and switching energy providers online
Our courses are FREE and include all materials and travel expenses.
For more information visit our course FAQs and if you can’t find what you need please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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