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Money, benefits and wellbeing advice

Customers tell us they are finding things tough at the moment. Here you can find advice, support and tips on saving money on the things that matter to you.

July money saving ideas

Hi, I'm Josh. I'm part of the financial inclusion team here at Home Group. We give customers free, one to one support on all money matters.

We know it’s hard at the moment. Here are some things I'll be doing this month to help my money go further:

- Are you getting a cost of living payment of £326 this month? Make sure you put it on your energy account to help you this Winter

- Claim extra financial help with your energy bills: With the British Gas Energy Fund you can claim up to £1500 if you are in debt with your energy bills and you don't have to be a customer

- Watch this money saving video: Consumer champions, Which, share five easy money saving tips. The video is only 1 minute 53 seconds long and it could save you £1300 a year

- See what free fun is available nearby: Check your local council’s website for free or cheap summer holiday fun and support. Find your local council.

There's lots more info below, so keep scrolling.

Josh Buckham
Financial Inclusion Support Worker

Make a spending plan

Not sure where your money goes each month? The first step to making the most of your money is to budget. And with our budgeting tool the hard work is done for you.

Claim the right benefits

Our benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim.

We're here to help

Meet the team who helped save customers £1000s last year. Find out if they can help you.

Are you allowed free legal advice?

If you’re facing a serious problem, like debt (if your home is at risk) or housing problems and can't afford legal advice or support in court, you might be able to get free help.

Customers and colleagues share their top tips

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Budgeting for beginners

Tips and tricks to get the most out of your money from Zara in our Financial Inclusion Team.

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Free days out

Aimee shares her ideas for fun-filled free days out.

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10 step plan to save you some cash

Zara's easy-to-follow plan could help you save some money when your income isn't stretching as far as it used to.

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Do something you enjoy every day

There are lots of little ways to boost your mood, and here are 10 of them to get you started.

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