Money Advice for Wellbeing

We are part of the Community Roots partnership offering advice and support to residents of Brighton and Hove who are experiencing mental ill health.  Our Money Advisers can help make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to, find solutions to your debt worries and work out a budget for you.

 

The Community Roots partnership offers a whole range of help and support – more details can be found on their website: https://www.communityroots.org.uk/about-us or by phoning their central access point on 0808 196 1768.

You can contact us directly to make an appointment on 01273 664000, or call the Moneyworks Adviceline on 0800 988 7037.

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Money Management Support Service

This is what we call the ongoing help and support service we give our clients, and this includes money handling where it’s needed. Helping you manage your money means you can keep as independent as possible, while tackling the issues in a calm and practical way.

People find money handling useful for different reasons. Some examples are:

  • people who can’t get out to the bank to access cash – we can receive your benefits, and deliver money to you in your home
  • people with substance misuse issues – we can receive your fortnightly and 4-weekly benefits, and give you a smaller, more manageable amount a couple of times a week to help you budget
  • people with learning disabilities and people with mental illness, or dementia – we can support by paying your bills for you, so you don’t have to worry

We support people in lots of different ways, depending on what’s needed. Everyone’s needs are different and so our help can range from simply offering advice to filling in benefit claim forms, handling money or visiting you at home to bring your money. We help take the stress out of the situation and can give you the skills and information to manage your finances in the future.

This service is available to Sussex residents referred to us by professionals working on their behalf, like Social Services. Funding is needed to take on a client for this service, which is normally arranged by the referring professional (more information here) . Our service is normally free to clients, but where funding is not available, clients can choose to pay directly for a service. Money Guardians is what we call our service for self-funding clients.

Everything we do is:

  • confidential
  • impartial

Appointees

We are recognised as a Corporate Appointee by the Benefits Agency. This allows us to claim and receive social security benefits for those unable to do so themselves.

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