Libraries provide information about money management; this includes help from our trained staff with tools such as online budget planners and Charity Link applications, plus signposting to other support organisations.
Government information on the total amount of benefit available to people aged
16 - 64.
Government information on the new single payment for people who are looking for
work or on a low income.
Information from the Government on help for parents with childcare costs
Information compiled by Northamptonshire County Council about services that
are available when you have problems or circumstances that you need help with.
Information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick
or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is
also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance,
payment of benefits and problems with benefits.
Government Information on the benefit for people aged 16 to 64 with a health
condition or disability, which replaces the Disability Living Allowance.
Information from Shelter on the welfare reform that reduces the amount of benefit people are entitled to if they have a spare room.
Helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable
grants and other financial help.
Information and advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau Service in Northamptonshire about Welfare Reform, the name given to all the changes being made by the government to the system of Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits.
Free guide and resource on managing debt and financial problems. Includes financial statement tool.
Charity Link works in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council to help people facing financial hardship, illness, disability or other difficulties to get the items they need for their home. You can apply to Charity Link at Corby Library, Kettering Library, Northampton Central Library, Rushden Library and Wellingborough Library
Specialist caseworkers, who advise on a wide range of solutions to dealing with
A registered national debt advice and education charity offering free,
confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt.
Government information on options for paying off debt.
Debt and money advice.
Free, confidential, debt advice service run by the Money Advice Trust. Includes personal budget calculator.
Charity providing free, confidential advice to people with housing problems.
Charity providing free debt information and advice.
Money in the news and money guides.
Guide to personal finance from Choose.
Aims to empower consumers through education in the areas of credit, loans,
insurance, debt and personal finance.
Personal finance sections.
Aims to help consumers to use financial services with confidence and have
products that meet their needs, from firms and individuals they can trust.
Provides comprehensive and independent coverage of the UK stock market.
Full registered access to the website is available in the library only. Please ask a member of staff to log you in.
Independent service set up by the Government to help people make the most of
Aims to help people to reduce their cost of living.
Northamptonshire Credit Union (NCU) provides a range of affordable financial
services, including safe savings, low cost loans and banking facilities.
Advice from Citizen's advice on protecting yourself from predatory lending
A free and impartial government service about your defined contribution pension
Which magazine's guide to money and personal finance.
Use this link to buy from Amazon and our library service receives a small
percentage of the cost.
Online directory of residential and business numbers.
Search for Trading Standards approved traders from Northamptonshire and
Guide to choosing phone, tv and broadband from Choose.
The official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally
on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances.
Information on what your rights are and how to take action when buying goods and
Lists alternative geographic numbers instead of 0870 numbers for well known
Shopping directory listing thousands of secure UK online shopping sites.
Independent expert advice on household products together with information on
Which publications, campaigns and services. Access is available to the digital edition through library computers; please ask a member of staff to log you in.
Advice on how you can save money on household running costs through greater
energy efficiency in the home.
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about 3 days ago
Do you work with children?
If so, you may know of private fostering arrangements.
This is where a child or young person up to the age of 16 (18 if ...
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Our 30 Days 30 Way UK emergency preparedness campaign is back!
Launching on September 1st, the campaign will feature a daily message to encourage us ...
Payments system - intermittent downtime
Our ePayments system may be unavailable for short periods between 17 and 21 August
Fostering and Adoption Open Evening
If you've been thinking about using your skills and experiences to help others and make a difference, this could be the time you change a life forever...
Free 30 hours of childcare for 3 and 4 year olds
If you're the parent of a 3/4 year old and you’re working 16 hours a week on minimum or living wage, you could be eligible for 30 hours funded childca...
Information about the increased childcare entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds
about 4 days ago
European grant funding boost for digital projects in Northamptonshire
Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for small and medium-sized businesses in Northamptonshire which are looking to invest in digital technology t...