In a crisis

A charity or your local council could provide you with money in an emergency. Find out more about council welfare and crisis funds and budgeting loans, and how to start the application process.

Cash in a crisis

Crisis loans and community care grants have been abolished. Find out what to do if you need cash in a crisis or money in a hurry

Budgeting loans

A budgeting loan is interest-free and can be used to spread the cost of things you need but can't afford

Find free or cheap furniture

Some local organisations provide good quality free or low cost second hand furniture and essential household items