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Maximise Your Income

 You may be able to increase your income in different ways, this page details the actions you can take.


See if you could get help to increase your income.



Complete an online benefits check

Complete an online benefits check to see if you and your household may be eligible for any additional support. See below for a range of online benefits calculators.

If you cannot complete an online benefits check you can contact Citizens Advice Shropshire for support. You may also be able to get support from Severn Trent




Build employment skills and find employment support

One way to potentially build your income is to look at employment opportunities. If you are not employed or wanting to change career you can find advice and support at the following places:

Landau is a supported employment and training charity. They provide routes to employment, access to learning, social enterprise help and support for personal growth.

The National Careers Service can provide careers information, advice and guidance. Can help you make decisions at all stages in your career.

County Training are part of Herefordshire, Ludlow & North Shropshire College and deliver apprenticeships and work-based training across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire. 

Support and advise people with disabilities or mental health needs to find work suited to their interests and skills. This allows them to assist people in their efforts to achieve sustainable employment in mainstream competitive jobs.


Making a Budget Planner

Life can take many twists and turns, and unexpected events can shake things up. Whether it is health issues, job changes, or a personal loss, your finances can take a hit. This is why making a budget can be a good idea. 

You can make a personalised Budget Planner on the Money Helper website which has personalised tips when you've finished your budget plan.

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