Worrying about money this winter?

If you’re worrying about money this winter you aren’t alone. Winter is often a difficult time, but with the changes to Universal Credit, along with a rise in fuel and food prices, many are wondering how they are going to make ends meet. In this short piece we’ve bought together resources to help you understand the changes that have taken place in the social security system, as well as resources that might be able to help with any money worries you may have.

-Universal Credit: What is the taper rate?

A useful piece that helps to unpick the recent changes to Universal Credit and what this means for the people who receive it.

-New Shropshire ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet.

The 'Worrying About Money?' leaflets are straightforward resources for people facing financial crisis, and anyone supporting them, to quickly see available advice and cash first support options and which agencies are best placed to help. They are a simple, step by step resource to try and make the process of navigating local support services easier.

-Citizens Advice Shropshire

Their offices are still closed but they are still here to help. Adviceline Shropshire: 0808 278 7894 (Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm).Text phone: 18001 0800 144 8884 (All calls are free from landlines and mobile phones)

-Money Navigator Tool

Whether your income is down and you’re worried about your future finances, you’ve lost your job or are facing redundancy, or are self-employed and can’t do your job, Money Navigator can help.

-Turn 2 Us Benefits Calculator

A free and confidential Benefits Calculator to find out what benefits you are entitled to claim.