Money and debt

  • My Life Brighton & Hove Online Directory

    Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.

    The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.

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    Assert provides services for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA). They offer one to one support, benefits advice and support, a monthly drop in for people with AS/HFA, monthly mutual support group for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, one to one support for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, social events and social inclusion activities for people with AS/HFA, Resource Library, and liaison with statutory services on behalf of individuals. They also offer support for people with AS/HFA in accessing volunteering opportunities with other charities and community groups, two Life Skills courses which run for 6 months each, with additional one to one support and a monthly walking group.

    Assert can also provide information and advice to services and organisations that work with people with AS and HFA, and can provide training to other professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of working with people with AS and HFA.


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  • Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

    Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP) provides practical support, education and recreation for those in poor housing, benefit claimants, unwaged people and those on low incomes. Services include a range of courses, computer support, affordable café serving a vegan lunch daily at 1pm (Monday – Friday), crèche, welfare rights advice (including support with completing forms, contacting the DWP or local authority, lodging appeals and support with the tribunals service)..

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  • CAP Brighton and Hove – Free Debt Counselling

    Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Brighton and Hove is a charity that provides free debt counselling for everyone, regardless of faith or religion, through a series of home visits. They provide top quality debt management and offer an effective and reliable solution to those struggling under the burden of debt. They empower people to work themselves out of debt by giving budgeting advice, contacting creditors and providing a CAP Account. Using these tools, along with readily available support, they see many people transform their finances and become debt free. CAP is a national organisation with over 160 centres. The Brighton and Hove branch works in partnership with Holland Road Baptist Church.

    Please note: This service is for debts only and does not provide support for benefit issues.

    Support offered:

    • Support you with budgeting whilst you pay off your debts
    • Sort through any paperwork in regards to your work and negotiate on your behalf with creditors
    • Support you until you are debt free

    Appointments are at your home (or local centre or local church if you prefer)

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  • Carers UK

    Carers UK is a national charity which provides information, support and advice for carers on a number of subjects, including:

    • benefits and tax credits
    • carers employment rights
    • carers’ assessments
    • the services available for carers
    • how to complain effectively and challenge decisions

    There is information on their website, and you can contact them by phone or e-mail for advice and information, or call their listening service on Mondays and Tuesdays to talk about how your caring situation is making you feel. They also have an online forum for carers to support each other.

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  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Brighton and Hove

    The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in Brighton and Hove offer General advice on any legal subject including: benefits, work, debt and money, consumer, relationships, housing, discrimination, healthcare and education, with specialist help on complex issues.

    Offers various appointments and outreach appointments, drop-ins and an advice line.

    Advice session times
    Monday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Tuesday09.30 – 12.30 and 17.00 – 19.30
    Wednesday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Thursday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Telephone advice times
    Monday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Tuesday09.30 – 12.30 and 17.00 – 19.30
    Wednesday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
    Thursday09.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30
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  • Civil Legal Advice

    Civil Legal Advice is a government-run service offering free legal advice to people who are eligible for Legal Aid. You can get guidance on whether you might be eligible for Legal Aid here:

    CLA offers help for problems including:

    • debt, if your home is at risk
    • housing
    • domestic abuse
    • family issues, eg family mediation or if your child’s being taken into care
    • special educational needs
    • discrimination
    • issues around a child being taken into care

    They offer a free translation service if English isn’t your first language, and you can book a British Sign Language interpreter if you’re deaf or hard of hearing.

    You can find out how much calls cost here:, and you can request a call back by texting ‘legalaid’ and your name to 80010 (this costs the same as a normal text message).

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  • Advice Centre

    Provided by Possability People, Disability Advice in Brighton and Hove is a  confidential advice and information service for disabled people, their carers and workers. They provide information and support on a wide range of disability matters. They also offer welfare advice, help with filling in forms, and a support service.

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  • EAC FirstStop National Advice Line

    Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) is a national charity which aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. They run an independent, free and confidential telephone helpline called EAC FirstStop Advice, providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about accommodation (including care homes), care options and related financial matters and rights in later life.

    You can contact them by telephone, e-mail, post, or the contact form on the website.

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  • Free Representation Unit (FRU)

    The Free Representation Unit (FRU) is a national organisation providing legal advice, case preparation and advocacy in tribunal cases for employment, social security and some criminal injury compensation cases.  All FRU’s representatives are volunteers who are trained by FRU and work under the supervision of case workers.

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