Help with…Money and benefits

Piggy bank, pile of coins and houseMore and more people are finding things tough financially, especially as a result of Covid-19, and for anyone facing a change to benefits or income, it can be even harder.

There is help out there though. Fife Council, in partnership with other organisations including Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) and Cosy Kingdom, are on hand to help.

Co-Leader of Fife Council, Councillor David Alexander, said: “We may be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel but there’s no getting away from the fact that Covid-19 has changed all our lives and have left many struggling to cope financially.

“Money is an issue for many people across Fife, not just for those on benefits; we’re also seeing an increase in the number of people who are in in-work poverty.

“As a council we’re doing everything we can to help people with their money worries and let them know that we can help.

Council Co-Leader, Councillor David Ross, added: “Many Fifers were struggling with their finances before Covid-19 but the pandemic has made things worse.  –

“The most important thing is to know you’re not alone and that help is available. Speak to your friends and family – or visit www.fife.gov.uk/moneyadvice to access a range of services that can help you.

“Please don’t wait until things get out of control, we’re here to help so please get in touch.”

If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with your bills or would like to see if you’re entitled to financial help have a look at www.fife.gov.uk/moneyadvice Here you’ll find a range of information and links to a number of services and organisations across Fife that can help you.