Money worries?

In these difficult times it is all too easy to take on debts that you cannot manage. If you find yourself in this situation get good advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). They can also advise on legal, welfare and other issues.

Advice sessions
The CAB run advice sessions (by appointment only) in the West Howe Library on Thursdays from 10.00am till 12noon.

Get in the habit of saving

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Coastal Credit Union is a co-operative, not for profit savings and loans organisation which promotes budgeting and thrift in the BH postcode area.

Members save in a number of ways including via Standing Order and Save as You Earn schemes with local employers. Loans can be awarded to members, with preferential rates given to longer term, regular savers.

Click here to visit their website.

For an appointment call 01202 290967. or visit their website here

Aged over 60?

You could be entitled to grants to spend on heating and insulating your home.

You could also save a packet on your energy bills.


Faithworks is a Christian organisation offering personal budget coaches to help you plan and maintain a realistic budget by identifying your income and expenditure.

They can also put you in touch with specialist debt advisors.

find out more Here

Volunteers from Dorset Energy Advice Centre are available Tuesday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Inspiring Change Shop in Cunningham Crescent. They offer tips on reducing your household bills and advice on heating, lighting, insultation and energy efficiency.

Pop in, give them a call on 0800 975 0166 or click here to visit their website.

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