Budgeting and debts

There are a number of online tools to help you prepare and manage a budget as well as offering advice on how to address debts. You can also access face to face or telephone support from some providers and there are some specialist agencies who can help too.

Local support

Money advice - a useful tool powered by the Independent Food Aid Network

Crawley Citizens Advice

Crawley Citizens Advice provides support with benefits, money, debts, employment, paying bills and more. Face to face and telephone advice available.

Crawley CAP centre

Through the Crawley CAP centre access free debt counselling and community groups.

Crawley Home-Start

Home-Start provides support to families who need help with a variety of challenges including money issues.

Crawley Open House

Crawley Open House provides welfare benefit, debt management and budgeting advice.

Ten Little Toes Baby Bank

Ten Little Toes Baby Bank provides essential items to people who are pregnant or looking after young children up to the age of 12. Visit Ten Little Toes Bank's website for more information.

Support from national organisations

Money Advice Network

If you are worried about debts or have missed payments, the government's MoneyHelper website offers free independent advice.

Bill prioritiser: get help with your bills

The bill prioritiser can help you put your bills and payments in the right order. If you’re struggling to pay – whether it’s your rent, your mobile phone bill or loan repayments – it will tell you in two easy steps what to do before you miss a payment. Go to the MoneyHelper website to find out more.


Free and impartial money advice, set up by the government to provide:

  • Online budget planner
  • Money mangement tools
  • Benefits and pension advice

Mental Health and Money Advice

 Mental Health and Money Advice provides support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

StepChange debt charity Breathing Space scheme

StepChange provides free debt advice, including the Breathing Space scheme.


Turn2us offers advice and support with money and debts.

National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity who give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.

MoneySavingExpert budget planner

The MoneySavingExpert budget guide gives you some helpful tips and tricks and includes a free budget planner, which analyses your finances to help you manage and control your cash.

Macmillan Cancer Support - bills and housing costs

Macmillan Cancer Support provides specific money advice and support for residents who are diagnosed with cancer.

The Royal British Legion's (RBL) Benefits, Debt and Money Advice (BDMA) service

The RBL's BDMA serviceOpens in new window provides free, confidential advice about benefits that you may be entitled to, assistance in making an appeal against a benefit decision and comprehensive advice for those in unmanageable debt - available to residents who are serving, or have served in the Armed Forces including dependants and carers.