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Budgeting and money advice

If you are concerned about your finances there is a range of help and advice available. Visit our dealing with debt page to access further information and useful links or read below to make an appointment with our Money Advice Team.

What we can do

Our Money Advice Team can offer the following free services to council tenants:

  • Personal budget support along with financial health checks
  • Assist with benefit claims
  • Assist with universal credit
  • Benefit health checks
  • Debt advice and referrals to the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Food bank vouchers
  • Applications for funding (i.e. white goods/utilities)

Advice on running a bank account, planning your finances and cutting costs can also be found at the Money Advice Service (external link) along with useful calculators and tools (external link) to help you.

Book an appointment

To book an appointment please email moneyadvice@westlancs.gov.uk. A money advice officer will contact you to arrange an appointment within five working days, either at your home or at one of our Customer Service Points at the Concourse in Skelmersdale or 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk.