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Financial Resources during COVID-19

During these strange times, it's often difficult to keep up with the ever-changing support and grants that are available. Below, we've produced a short list of a few useful websites, which will provide advice about a range of financial topics.

Coronavirus Financial Help Hub:

The Just Finance Foundation have produced a Financial Help Hub which provides advice on areas such as mortgage payments, universal credits debt and sick pay:

The Money Advice Service:

The money advice service is a great place to go to for financial advice. We've made a list of some useful pages from their site covering a range of different topics:

Money Navigator Tool:

If you're not sure where to begin with the search for money advice, the Money Navigator Tool will provide you with a quick action plan based on your answers to a few quick questions and is a great starting place to look for financial help:

Debt Advice Locator Tool:

The Debt Advice Locator Tool lists organisations that provide free help to people and hold an accredited quality standard:

Managing your Finances during the Coronavirus:

The Money Advice Service have created a great guide on money and the coronavirus. It outlines practical steps you can take to save time and money and to reduce stress during these challenging times.

Your Rights and Benefits you can claim during the Coronavirus:

The Money Advice Service have created a quick and simple guide on your rights to sick pay, what benefits you can claim if you’re self-employed or not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and what other help is available at this time:

General Coronavirus Support:

The link below takes you to The Money Advice Service's main page on Coronavirus, which lists all the topics that they can advise you on:

Claiming Benefits during the Coronavirus:

You can apply for Universal Credits at

Citizen's Advice can also provide advise about Universal Credits and can advise you about whether or not you would be eligible as well as helping you to apply. You can find out more about support from Citizen's Advice here.

You can find advice about employment and benefits support during coronavirus by clicking on the button below.

Local Support in Plymouth:

Christians Against Poverty (CAP):

CAP is a Christian charitable company with national reach specialising in debt counseling for people in financial difficulty. If you follow the link below and enter your postcode, you can find information about your local CAP centres and about how to get in touch with them.

Citizen's Advice Plymouth:

Citizen's Advice Plymouth can provide Financial support and can help with debt and with Universal Credits. You can find out more at their website below:

Money Advice Plymouth:

'Money Advice Plymouth offers you free, independent, impartial and confidential debt advice and assistance on your money matters. Our complimentary services are aimed at supplying debt advice to those who live mainly within Plymouth with some surrounding areas and currently having debts they require assistance with.'

Plymouth Focus Advice Centre:

'Plymouth Focus Advice Centre offers free, independent and confidential debt, housing and benefits advice. We’ve a strong team of volunteers with many years of experience. If we can’t help you, we will try to find an alternative project that can.'