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:

  • Budgeting 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.

Benefits Calculator and Budgeting Tool

We want to help you maximise the income available to you and our Benefits Calculator can help you, quickly and easily, to find out an estimate of what you could be claiming. https://westlancashire.entitledto.co.uk/

Why not also try our Budgeting Tool to help you be better prepared financially. https://budgetnew.entitledto.co.uk/WestLancashire 

It's free to use and the details you provide are kept anonymous.


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.