A charity or your local council could provide you with money in an emergency. Find out more about crisis and budgeting loans and how to start the application process.
Crisis loans and community care grants have been abolished, so what can you do now if you need cash in a crisis or money in a hurry?
A budgeting loan is interest-free and can be used to spread the cost of things you need but can't afford. Find out more about budgeting loans.
From 1 April 2013, crisis loans are no longer available. Find out about alternatives to crisis loans.
From 1 April 2013, community care grants are no longer available. Find out about alternatives to community care grants from the social fund.
A local furniture project could help you with free, good quality second hand furniture, household appliances and other essentials if you are on a low income.