If you have had to give up work, reduce the hours that you work or the person you care for previously provided income, then it is inevitable that your finances will have taken a big hit.

Caring can be expensive – increased travel to appointments, the need for takeaways when you’ve been dealing with a crisis, additional expenses if you need help around the home – all add up.

The information below should offer some suggestions that may help.

My wife’s income dropped from an average income to £66.15 a week. None of our expenses changed – we still needed two cars and the commitments we’d made based on 2 salaries didn’t disappear the day my daughter became a victim of crime. Money is a real worry.

Gary, A dad

Financial Support

Something keeping you up at night?

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