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Money advice

Our advisors can help when money problems get in the way

We want our customers to feel safe and secure in their homes and to be able to live well so we offer help and advice with money matters. If you fall behind with your rent or are worried about your financial situation, please get in touch. You can speak to one of our money coaches on 0300 456 2531, request a callback at the bottom of the page, or email moneyadvice@futureshg.co.uk

Futures Money Advice is here to support our customers, whatever their circumstances. Our friendly money coaches can make sure you're getting all the support you're entitled to, help you put together a budget or just take a look at your finances and see if you can save a few pennies here and there.

We also have intensive support workers who can help customers who need a little more hands-on guidance with their finances - whether that's helping you to set up a bank account, contacting debt agencies on your behalf or making grant applications to support you.

You don't need to be at crisis point to use the service - in fact, the earlier you contact us the easier it is for us to help. 

We know it can be daunting asking for money advice, but we're not here to judge you or get you in trouble. We've seen it all, and we just want to make sure you can get back on your feet and living well in your home. Reach out today and we'll be happy to help.

 

 

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help you with your living costs. It's usually paid monthly and is there to help you if you're on a lower income, out of work or can't work. It's replacing other benefits like Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit and Job Seeker's Allowance.

Find out everything you need to know about Universal Credit here.

 

Housing Benefit

Housing benefit is a payment designed to help you with some or all of your rent. There's no set amount, and it'll depend on where you live and whether you're renting from a council or housing association, or privately.

Find out about Housing Benefit here

 

If you're struggling to budget, give our Money Advice team a call to work through your income and outgoings.

You can also download our weekly spending diary (clicking this will download the diary to your device and not open in another tab)

If you think downsizing (moving to a smaller property) could help you to reduce your outgoings, find out about swapping your home (scroll down the page for details after following the link).

Visit the free and impartial Money Advice Service for information about opening or switching an account.

Have you considered a credit union? They are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. They offer savings and good value loans. 

Follow these top tips from our money coaches to tackle debt: 

  • Don’t panic. 
  • Write down details of all your debts. 
  • Prioritise dealing with any debts that could result in you losing your home, going to prison, paying a fine or having your gas and electricity cut off as well as those with the highest interest rates.  
  • Check that you are claiming all the benefits and tax credits you are entitled to.
  • Do not borrow more money to pay off debts.
  • Get in touch with everyone you owe money to and explain your situation - many companies have procedures for helping people in this situation.  
  • Always go to court hearings. 
  • Keep copies of all the debt-related letters or forms you send, complete or receive. 

Request a callback

We know it can be difficult to start a conversation about money. Use the form below to request a callback and one of our friendly money coaches will contact you directly.

Please note the number they will call from will show as 0300 456 2531 - if they can't get through they'll leave a message so you can call back, but they won't say which team they're from or why they're calling. If you need to call back select option 3 to be put straight through to the team.

 

Request a callback from the Money Advice team

This will be used to confirm that you are a Futures Housing Group customer.
This is just so we can prepare in advance to contact you. You don't have to fill this in.

Paying rent

If you're looking to find out how to pay your rent, click here:

Easy ways to pay your rent

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