Knowsley Older People's Voice

Worried About Money?

If you are worried about money or debt there are some simple actions you can follow to prevent things getting worse, recipe and a range of agencies locally and nationally who can help.

Remember:

  • Don’t ignore the problem
  • Arrange for a benefits check – if you receive the state pension you may be entitled to additional payments such as Pension Credit or Attendance Allowance
  • Check all your options before you borrow money to pay debts
  • Pay your priority debts first (rent, viagra mortgage, council tax, gas / electricity)
  • Contact everyone you owe and try to arrange to pay a smaller amount that you can afford
  • Keep copies of letters or forms you fill in or receive

Borrowing Money

If you are considering borrowing money, speak to a Credit Union rather than unregistered money lenders. Credit Unions in Knowsley

Free help is available from the following agencies:

Agency

Deals with

Location

Contact

Citizens Advice Bureau   Debt, legal advice, housing, employment and welfare benefits  Offices in Huyton, Kirkby, Halewood and Prescot  0845 122 1300
Huyton Advice Centre   Welfare benefits and employment law  Based in Nutgrove Villa, Griffiths Rd, Huyton 0151 489 7313
 Age UK Knowsley  Welfare benefits for older people  Based in Nutgrove Villa, Griffiths Rd, Huyton 0151 480 4632
Kirkby Unemployed Centre   Welfare benefit, debt, budgeting and employment law  Based inWesthead Avenue, Kirkby  0151 548 0001
Prescot and Whiston Advice Centre   Welfare benefit advice  Based in Prescot Centre,Eccleston Street, Prescot  0151 443 4639
Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy & Information Centre  Welfare benefits for older people  Based in The Old Schoolhouse,St. Johns Rd, Huyton 0151 801 8366

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