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Money
matters

Nobody should struggle to make ends meet. Foothold is here to help make sure you do not have to struggle without support.

How we can help...

You might not like to talk about money matters, but it's something that a lot of us struggle with sometimes. Everybody should have enough money to be able to pay the bills, and be able to spend on things such as getting around and keeping in touch with friends and family. Sadly, a lot of people are struggling to make ends meet.

Tools to help with money matters

We want to help you take back control of your money matters. There’s tools available for you on our wellbeing hub to help with budgeting and managing your finances, along with information on the money advice section of our app (available for free download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store). There's also support available from Step Change, the debt advisory service.

Eligibility

We are striving to help make sure that you and your family have enough income to meet the minimum income standard developed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to enjoy a socially inclusive lifestyle. Therefore, if you've been an IET member (even if your membership is no longer active) and have less than £16,000 in savings, we may be able to offer you some support with your money matters.

You and your family don’t have to deal with money matters by yourself. Get in touch about how we can help you.

Ways we can help you...

Day to day living costs

  • Struggling to pay the bills?
  • On a low income?
  • Income been impacted by ill health
Get in touch

Unexpected household expenses

  • The boiler’s broken down
  • Our car needs unexpected work
  • My clothes don’t fit because of ill health
Visit housing support

Debt and benefits advice

  • Not sure if you’re claiming all the benefits you’re entitled to
  • Need help understanding your rights
  • Feeling overwhelmed by debt
Visit debt and benefit support

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Can we help with financial advice?

Our app contains up-to-date information on finances, like rent and mortgage advice, paying for care and many other aspects. Click here to find out more and  download the Foothold app.