Money Buddies – Meet The Team
Our friendly Money Buddy team cover the whole of Knowsley and specialise in helping people gain more control over the financial decisions they make.
They offer full financial health checks for all residents of Knowsley as well as specialist help and guidance on a number of issues.
They are Danny Evans, Paula Carroll and Joe Robinson.
What the Money Buddies do
As well as offering a full financial health check the team work with people who need information, advice and guidance on any of the following matters:
Help to shop around for the best deal
Dealing with utility companies
What to do when you are in arrears
Having a baby
Dealing with bereavement
Separation and Divorce
Moving in together
Caring for someone
Going to university
Different types of benefits and how they link together
The main rules of entitlements
How and where to claim
Potential problems which may arise
Good News Stories
“A client came to the bureau who was in financial hardship as a result of having to pay the under occupancy charge (bedroom tax). This was causing them to struggle with other household bills. I identified that the client met the criteria to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment in respect of short term assistance from the local authority in paying the bedroom tax. The local authority assessed the application and awarded the client a discretionary housing payment to cover their bedroom tax for 39 weeks, which meant the client could budget for other bills in the short term.”
“A client came to the bureau and stated that they felt they were paying too much for their household energy bills. The bureau assisted the client in reducing their energy bills by £40 per month, which the client was delighted with.”
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Using this budgeting tool will help you understand:
- what you’re earning and spending.
- where you might be able to cut costs.
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You could be missing out on financial help available to you through welfare benefits or grants. The free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator from Turn2Us can help you check what you might be able to claim or apply for.
Get Help With Your Bills
If you’re struggling to pay your bills, there are specific things you can do to sort out your finances.
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