Money matters

Information and advice on benefits and debt, including help with bills, credit unions, borrowing and financial care planning, tax and help to manage Individual Service Funds

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  • Age UK Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset - Money and Benefits

    If you are retired, we can help you check whether you are missing out on money, which is rightfully yours. We have a number of resources, which can help you find out more about money and benefits.

    • Age UK Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset - Money and Benefits: 01202 530530
  • Age UK North, South & West Dorset - Money and Benefits

    We can carry out benefits entitlement checks and provide support in claiming benefits, such as filling in claim forms.

    • Age UK North, South & West Dorset - Money and Benefits: 01305 269444
  • Benefits Advice- Age Concern North Dorset

    Our experienced staff can help with a variety of needs for benefits and related advice.

    • Age Concern North Dorset: 01258 475582
  • Citizens Advice

    We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: 03444 111 444
    • Citizens Advice - Bridport: 0344 245 1291
    • Citizens Advice - Central Dorset: 0344 245 1291
    • Citizens Advice - East Dorset and Purbeck: 0344 245 1291
    • Citizens Advice - Dorset: 0344 245 1291
  • CQB Care Consultancy

    CQB Care Consultancy provide specialist knowledge, advice, support and assistance with adult social care options, financing adult social care and welfare benefits.

    • Claire Quinton: 07845 231488
  • Debt Support Trust

    Debt Support Trust is a not-for-profit debt advice charity with trained, friendly debt advisors who can advise you on suitable debt solutions. We are a national debt advice charity helping people across the UK.

    • Debt Support Trust: 0800 085 0226
  • Diverse Abilities Advice Service

    Advice, assistance and advocacy with disability benefits, creating Lasting Power of Attorney and Advanced Decisions, applying to the Court of Protection for Deputyship, writing wills with trusts for disabled family members.

    • Diverse Abilities Advice Service: 01202 718266
  • Dorset Community Action - Healthy Homes Project

    Get the help and advice you need to stay warm this winter. The Healthy Homes Project can give you advice about switching suppliers, loans and grants, benefits claims, home improvements and more.

    • Julie Wigg: 01202 847610, 07421 994586
  • Energy Saving Trust

    Energy Saving Trust can help you make better energy choices.

    • Energy Saving Trust:
  • Healthy Homes Dorset

    Healthy Homes Dorset helps Dorset residents keep warmer by installing loft and cavity wall insulation. We also offer free, impartial energy advice.

    • Healthy Homes Dorset: 0300 003 7023
  • Independent Age - information and advice around money

    Information and advice for older people including health, money, housing, support, care and maintaining independence.

    • Independent Age: Helpline 0800 319 6789 or phone 020 7605 4200
  • Money Helper

    Money Helper, from the Money and Pensions Services, is here to give people professional, independent and impartial help with their money and pensions - for free.

    • Money Helper: Various, depending on topic - see website
  • PRO Disability

    PRO Disability is a registered charity run for, and by, people with a disability or long term health condition. It is committed to enabling people with a disability or long term health condition to live independently and retain control of their lives, by providing support, advice and information.

    • PRO Disability: 01202 723301
  • Report a loan shark

    Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates. You can check if a company is authorised to lend money and report loan sharks anonymously.

    • Report a loan shark: 0300 555 2222
  • Royal British Legion - Money Advice

    The Legion provides specialist compensation advice, help with debt and emergency situations, and support you through grants and loans. We help to ease the burden of financial pressure for thousands of Service and ex-Service people every year.

    • Royal British Legion - Money Advice: 0808 802 8080
  • Simple Energy Advice

    Government-endorsed advice.

    • Simple Energy Advice: 0800 444202
  • Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

    The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) aims to assist consumers and their families in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life.

    • Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA): 0333 2020 454
  • SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity

    SSAFA's vision is: 'In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way'.

    • SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity: Forcesline (our help desk for any member of the armed forces, veterans and their families): 0800 731 4880
  • Tax Help for Older People

    Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. With over 420 volunteers and a national call centre, it doesn't matter where you live.

    • Tax Help for Older People: 01308 488066
  • The Money Carer Foundation

    We are a national social enterprise that provide appointeeships, Carers Shopping Cards and money management services.

    • The Money Carer Foundation: 0800 083 0626