Do you know how much money you actually spend? Do you have any money left after you have paid your important bills? Work out your spending habits and see if you can make some savings using this online budget planner.
Basic bank account
Everyone who receives benefits will soon need a bank account, besides having your benefit paid into an account you can often save money by spreading your payments across the year. See the "Getting a bank account" factsheet for information on setting up a bank account.
Croydon Credit Union - Credit Unions provide help and support for members with managing their financial affairs as well as provide loans to members at very low rates of interest and encourage members to save regularly. See our credit union web page for more information.
Money Advice Service
the Money Advice Service can help you improve your finances with tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead.
Discretionary housing payment / Croydon discretionary support
if you are having difficulty making your rent payment and need help or assistance with a deposit and rent in advance, you may be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment.
If you are struggling with a one off emergency expense or moving out of residential care, we may be able to help you. See our Croydon Discretionary Support page for details.
Do you need an urgent referral to a Foodbank? If you do please call us on 0208 760 5719.
Money for care
Do you need money for care or need to look after someone else’s money? Visit our adult social care Money matters page for more information.
The downloadable leaflets managing your money and managing debt, will help you manage your money and debt, assist in finding a job and affordable childcare and help you find a suitable home.