Source: City of Wakefield
Wakefield Council has teamed up with the district’s main social housing provider, WDH, to provide residents with advice and support on money management.
As part of its ‘More money in my pocket’ campaign, the Council is highlighting the range of support services available in the district, so that people can find out about changes they could make to have less money going out and more money coming in to their household.
The Council’s Money Smart service is working with WDH Cash Wise to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ offering advice to both homeowners and tenants on things like state benefits, mortgage payments, rent and bill payments, reducing debt, and budgeting. The service will work with people to review their financial circumstances and provide them with a personalised package of support to maximise their income and reduce outgoings.
Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: “Everyone wants to make the most of the money they have – whether that’s managing day to day costs, or making plans for the future.
“We’re here to help as we know it can be challenging to juggle different financial demands, like paying the bills, dealing with the rising cost of living and with unexpected expenses – like the boiler breaking down or the sudden loss of a job.
“Although we fully recognise the solution to long-term poverty is rooted in education, skills and wider economic development issues, there are some immediate practical solutions that can ease costs and burdens on those with lower incomes.”
To find out more visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/moneyinmypocket