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"Supporting people to manage their money successfully"

Money Advice Plus is a registered charity (Money Advice & Community Support Service) based in Brighton & Hove, helping and supporting people experiencing difficulty managing their money or financial affairs.

Everyone needs a helping hand now and then, and we can all experience tough times whether it's due to illness, mental health issues, poverty, relationship difficulties or old age. We can give peace of mind through advice and assistance - confidentially and impartially.

Alongside our face-to-face work with clients in Sussex, we also run a national telephone-based advice service, based in Eastbourne.

 

September 2016 - Job Opportunity

We're currently looking for an experienced Money Adviser in Eastbourne.

Details are here

 

 

Come & see us on Friday 16th September

at the Open Market, from 11am - 2pm

Where you can find out what different organisations in the City do about:

  • healthy eating
  • making the best of your budget
  • food poverty
  • Financial resilience
  • Advice & Information

 

 

Annual Review 2015  

We have just published our review of our work in 2014-15 - you can see it here. 

In 2014-15 we assisted 3,578 people with debt and welfare benefit problems. 

Outcomes from our work included: Increased clients’ annual benefit income by

£5,172,088 and secured one-off payments of benefits of at least

£432,066 charitable grants for clients of £29,938 and refunds and

compensation of £176,307 debts written off amounting to £2,260,111 and

reduced debt repayments by £1,888,872.

These direct financial outcomes alone amount to £10

for every £1 spent on providing services.  (In addition Brighton & Hove Council

reported that in 2013 for every £1 spent on our housing related support services they saved £4.11)

 

These are the services we provide: 

Specialist debt advice, casework and representation We are skilled and experienced in providing debt advice and we are authorised intermediaries for Debt Relief Orders
Specialist welfare benefit advice, casework and representation We are specialists in welfare benefits law. We are skilled advisers and can represent people at tribunals if needed.
Money handling We can receive and handle income, bill payments and other matters to help people budget and manage their money.
Telephone advice We are experienced at providing in-depth advice and casework by phone as well as face to face.
Training, workshops and talks We can come to your group, organisation or sheltered scheme to give training or talks on budgeting, saving money on fuel bills, welfare benefits awareness, managing debt and much more

 

We are governed by a board of volunteer trustees, regulated by the Charity Commission and are members of Advice UK, the Money Advice Association and the Advice ServiceNetwork. The name of the registered Charity & Limited Company is Money Advice & Community Support Service. 

"Money Advice Plus got me out of a big hole. I was depressed. Clearing debts got me out of the mire and helped me go forward, it gave me a way out."

"I was absolutely amazed! I am so grateful for your help with my financial difficulties. I wouldn't have even known about applying for assistance with utility bills and other things without your assistance."

"We've found Money Advice Plus very useful over the past few months. It is very re-assuring to be able to direct our residents to an agency we know will be able to clarify any money concerns. What they've liked the most is that you come to their homes to explain and help. They say it's a much more personal service than working with the Pension Service, and much less daunting."

Anchor scheme manager

 

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