Money Matters - Financial guidance for parents
GMPA Money Matters (March)
Did you know that Money Matters is live in Lostock High School, offering free advice on benefits, debts and boosting family incomes? An adviser trained by Citizens Advice is on hand to help you.
Since the start of the project, we have secured over £80,000 for local families that have benefited from advice.
You may be wondering how advice can help you, and if it is worth getting in touch.
Every family is different and sometimes our advice helps people a little, while other times it can be life changing. We recently helped a family get almost £1000 a month in missing benefits. We have also helped families to get new cookers and beds, or support with energy and utility debts.
Could you be missing out?
Contact us today to arrange an appointment to see how we can help.
Financial Inclusion Officer Manjeet McCartney
Tel: 0161 250 6322
Budgeting Tip of the Month - Check if you can get council tax support
Council Tax Support is a reduction in your council tax bill that you may qualify for if you are on a low income.
Not everyone is aware that they are eligible for this support, and it needs to be applied for directly from the local authority. You can check your eligibility with your local council or contact us for advice.
Watch out for our next blog and monthly tip.
This is a free service and is delivered by Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) in partnership with Citizens Advice. Funding for this has been provided by Kellogg's.