Maximising your income
If you find that you have more money going out than you have coming in, you will need to find ways to help increase your income.
One way to boost your income is to increase your salary by changing job roles. Starting work can unlock new opportunities for you or your family.
- Find a job
- Find a traineeship
- Find an apprenticeship
- Looking for work if you're disabled
- Get free personalised career advice
If you're on a low income, retired, bringing up children, ill, have a disability or care for someone, you could be missing out on benefits that could really make a difference in your life.
There's more specific advice for you if you're:
We can help you with applying for benefits. Speak to your income management advisor for more information.
Charitable grants do not have to be paid back. Use the turn2us grant search to see if you're eligible for any grants.
You can also speak to your income management advisor, who will know about grants that are available in your local area.
Discretionary housing payment
A discretionary housing payment can top up your rent payments or pay for other housing-related costs.
You need to speak to your local council to find out more and apply.