Do you require help managing debt problems?
Argyll and Bute Advice Services is dedicated to helping our clients who have money worries and to provide advice and assistance on welfare benefits.
Our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
We have private meeting rooms throughout Argyll and Bute where you can meet with an advisor. Please call for an appointment on 01546 604176. Lines are open Monday to Friday – 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Useful information and resources
The first vital step in taking control of your finances is to create your own personal budget plan. Our user friendly budget planner is free to use and should only take minutes to complete if you have all your financial information to hand.
Argyll and Bute Council provides a comprehensive Welfare Rights service across Argyll and Bute to help make sure people on low incomes are receiving the statutory financial help they are entitled to.
For more information on benefits and grants please call 01546 605517 or use our online form
Money Skills Argyll Project is about helping people who live across Argyll and Bute, aged 16 and over, living in a jobless household, living in a single adult household with dependent children, or low income employed. We will help you to be more in control of your money with help, advice and support with Debt Advice, Money Advice, Computer Skills, Money Management, Income Maximisation and Affordable Warmth / Fuel Poverty.
Alternatively the Department of Work and Pensions also provides comprehensive advice for people on a low income.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau can provide advice if you are struggling to manage your finances.
The MacMillan Cancer Information and Support Service is also available if you need help.
The Scottish Government have established a home energy advice agency called Home Energy Scotland.
They have information on all available funding programmes available in Argyll and Bute and are the entry point for most energy efficiency schemes.
Contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.
Are you suffering from extreme financial hardship?
If you are suffering from extreme financial hardship, for example you have no money left to buy food, your local Social Work Team may be able to help. They can provide non-financial assistance such as food parcels or vouchers.
To be put in touch with a Social Work officer please call 01546 605517