Education can be tough when you may need to take a pay cut to attend college to achieve this goal; don’t worry however, there is a lot of help available for those on a reduced income, as can be found in the links of this toolkit.
We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
Money Advice Service
Web chat available online.
We change lives by helping people make the most of their money. We do the things that, if we don’t do them, nobody else will.
Government has set MAS up, and funded us with a levy on financial services, to offer unique and essential help with money – whether that’s best delivered directly by us, or through others.
We are in a fortunate and unique position, because we never sell anything to anyone. So we offer a comprehensive website with fast, free, independent help on everything from pensions to pet insurance.
We offer a call centre with highly trained staff who can tell people where to get the right help at the right time on any financial topic.
SFE (Student Finance England)
Contact details for Student Finance England including complaints, appeals, Student Finance Services and the Advanced Learner Loan.
0843 506 8861
National Debt Line
Web chat available online.
We are an independent charity, dedicated to providing free debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK.
National Debtline is a debt advice charity run by the Money Advice Trust. We are a free and confidential debt advice service for people in England, Wales and Scotland.
We have helped millions of people deal with their debts. Our team of expert debt advisers care about improving your situation and will help you to take control of your debts.
Step Change (debt charity)
Contact form available online.
We provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. We help people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives.
We provide free debt advice, to help you deal with your debt and set up a solution. We’re here to help you.
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
At Turn2us, we know that often it’s an unexpected event that can have the biggest impact on your life and working out where to get help can be very difficult.
In a time of change or crisis, you need to know where you stand. That’s where we come in. We do this through our website, helpline, and also by providing training workshops to our partners so they can provide face-to-face advice using our online tools.