You can start by working out your budget by visiting our
page' and then look at ways to make your money go further.
You can also find out about different ways to save on our
page' and the benefits of becoming a member of a credit
union by visiting the 'South Yorkshire Credit Union
Christmas can be the most expensive time of the year, and you
can find out more about how to pay for Christmas by saving a little
throughout the year by visiting our page on saving for 'Saving for
If you don't have a bank account, you may want to consider the
benefits of opening one by visiting our 'Basic Bank
Account page' .
And finally, we strongly recommend you take out home contents
insurance, and you'll find clear information about how to find
affordable insurance on the 'SLHD Insurance page'.
More help and advice
You can also find the following information on the SLHDMoneywise
St Leger Homes also works closely with Doncaster West
Development Trust who provide a money advice service at various
locations throughout the borough. Find out more about St Leger
Homes' partnership with Doncaster West Development Trust and
how to make an
appointment with an advisor.
Help and advice is also available from your local Citizens
Advice Bureau. You can
find your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau here.
For free information and advice about debt, ring National
Debtline on 0808 808 4000 or visit the
National Debtline website.
Alternatively, Stepchange (formerly the Consumer
Credit Counselling Service) also provide free information and
advice about debt. Their phone number is 0800 138 1111.
You can also visit the 'Managing Debt' page on
the GOV.UK website
to find out more about coping with debt.
Free, unbiased financial advice
The Money Advice Service
have the objective of helping the public to enhance their
understanding and knowledge about financial matters. The
service is free and offers practical money advice, whatever the
financial circumstances. The website also includes an online health
check, which provides a personal action plan, identifying money
priorities, enabling indviduals to plan for their financial future.
The service is an independant organisation, set up by the
Government through a statutory levy on the financial services
industry. It was formerly entitled the Consumer Financial Education
Body, and can be contacted on 0300 500 5000.
Teen Cash Guide
Journalist Martin Lewis has written a guide for young people
called 'Teen Cash Guide'. The guide is packed full of practicle
help and advice for teenagers. The guide will also help adults with
a thing or two about how to manage their money. Martin's website is
called MoneySavingExpert.com and can be found here.
The guide can be found here.
Where can I get help and advice locally?
Business Doncaster has a guide for anyone wanting details
on providers of Debt Advice, Benefits Advice, Housing Advice, Job
Advice, Financial Training and General Support available in
Doncaster. Find out more