If you are finding it hard to pay your bills, please contact your Income Officer in the first instance. They can put you in touch with local organisations that specialise in budgeting and advice.

We recommend the following organisations: 
Stepchange Debt Charity 
Money Buddies 
Better Leeds Communities 
Citizens Advice 
Money Helper 

They can help you work out the best way for you to deal with your debts and access a Breathing Space agreement to give you time to sort out your finances.

We regularly speak to customers who are unaware about additional benefits that they could be claiming which often amount to significant sums of money. We would always encourage you to use an online Benefits Calculator such as www.entitledto.co.uk to check if you are receiving the right amount of money in your benefit claims or whether you are eligible for other types of benefits or support.