There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your money. The tips on this page are to help you get started.
If you can’t afford the things you need, help is out there. Remember, everyone has the right to essentials like food and housing. If you need support, the following things can help:
"I was embarrassed of how others would see me if they thought I was financially unstable. Don’t be ashamed. In society, we aren’t well educated in money management."
It can be helpful to make a plan for what will happen to your money if you become more unwell. For example, if you have to go into hospital or if you need someone else to make money decisions for you. Having a plan might help you to feel more secure and in control. Here are some things you could do to plan ahead:
"I have been thinking about where I could save money. Looking ahead to when my outgoings would drop helped me focus on a possible future."
This information was published in August 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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