Coping with the rising cost of living
If you are worried about how you are going to cope with the cost of living crisis, you are not alone.
Thousands of families across Scotland are worried about covering their essential living costs. Everyone is paying more for energy and food. Many families across Scotland are reaching out for support and we are here to help.
Dealing with money worries is really hard and can feel overwhelming. We will listen, help you make sense of your finances and offer practical solutions to reduce your money worries.
You can get help with:
- Putting a budget together and understanding what bills are important.
- Seeing if you can increase the amount of money, you have coming in by doing a benefit check.
- Applying for benefits.
- Ways to reduce your spending and to budgeting.
- Seeing if any grants available to help reduce your money worries.
- Dealing with creditors.
- Ways to deal with unmanageable debts based on your situation.
As well as practical support from our money advice team, our wider Children 1st team can help you cope with the stress and anxiety money worries can cause and any wider challenges your family are facing.
Children 1st money advisors work alongside our local children and family teams in Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Moray, Aberdeen and East Lothian. If you live in a different part of Scotland, your family can still get money advice from us, by contacting Children 1st Parentline who can arrange for a money advisor to call you back
Get support from your local money advice team
Glasgow: 0141 419 1150
North Ayrshire: 01294 214884
South Ayrshire: 01465 710161
East Renfrewshire: 0141 739 9110
Get support from Children 1st Parentline
Children 1st Parentline will listen to you and offer immediate emotional support, they will also arrange a time for you to speak to one of our money advice team to help with your financial situation.
Call 08000 28 22 33 free, or start a webchat, seven days a week
- Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm
- Sat-Sun, 9am to noon