Debt and money advice

We have entered into a contract with the local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). CAB will be providing general welfare benefits and money advice on our behalf and may be able to assist with any queries regarding debt or general money advice.

Financial health check

Citizens Advice Scotland has launched a financial health check service. It aims to encourage low income families and older people to seek financial advice to make the most of their income by checking that they are not paying more for goods and services than they need to and that they are getting all the benefits, grants and exemptions to which they are entitled. It also allows them to access support and impartial advice where they need to.

Anyone can access the service, however the target groups are:

  • single parent families
  • families which include a disabled adult or child
  • larger families
  • minority ethnic families
  • families with a child under one year old
  • families where the mother is under 25 years of age
  • older people over the age of 65 or approaching retirement.

While these groups will be the focus, any low income household can access a financial health check.

You can find out more information on the Financial Health Check website.

The service is also available in person at your local CAB office and on the phone through their free helpline on 0800 085 7145.

Further information

You can find out more information, including how to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau on the Citizens Advice Scotland website.