Managing Money


Most people struggle with their finances at some point in their lives. The important thing is to get help as soon you can.

1625ip and the people working here can help you manage your money in lots of ways –

We can help you work out how much you have coming in compared to how much you have going out – this helps you know where you are at and helps you stay in control

We can help you apply for any benefits you might be entitled to

We can help you apply for any grants or discounts that could be available to you

We can help you learn some tips and tricks to make the most of the money you have – even if you don’t have much!

We can try to help you reduce your utility bills – gas, water, electricity

We can sign you up for a money management session or short course

We can help you set up bank accounts, payment plans, direct debits and standing orders which will help you manage money in and out

If you need help managing rent payments, we can work out a plan with you (this is important to make sure you can keep your home)

If you are struggling with debts (including rent), we can help you get support from an independent debt adviser (i.e., someone outside of 1625ip)

If someone is taking advantage of you, controlling your money, taking money from you, forcing you to buy things for them – let us know and we will help you

• We have compiled a directory below with lots of links to useful websites to help you during the cost of living crisis as well as a map of food provision locations.

Cost of living support


Food Provision Map: Explore the map below to find various free and affordable food on offer near where you live. Click on the icons below to find and where, what, when and how you can access it.

Red = Eat in options

Blue = Take away options

Yellow = Food Banks

Check out our special video created by our young people! They break down how 1625 can support you with the Cost of Living crisis.

If you would like to learn a bit more about how to manage your finances, or you want some help and advice, fill out the form below and we will get back to you.