Are you struggling to balance your budgets? As well as accessing grant support, you may wish to look at organisations that can help you with targeted advice. For instance, setting a realistic budget can help you avoid financial difficulties in the future.

Money Saving Expert for free advice on finances and money matters.

For information on all state benefits, take a look at Turn2Us for their benefits and grants calculator. You can also access the benefits calculator here.

Entitledto have a free online benefit calculator.

AGE UK is the leading charity for older people. Visit their website for help, information and advice or to see how you can donate or give support.

Friends of the Elderly is a not-for-profit charity that runs care homes, day care services and a grant giving programme for older people living on low incomes throughout England.

Find out how to save money on travel with National Rail.

If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).

Find your local Trussell Trust food bank, their contact details and opening times.

The Freecycle mission is to build a worldwide sharing movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling its members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.

Check if you are eligible for up to 30 free hours of childcare a week and Tax-Free Childcare for each child.