Abacus is a free service funded by comic relief to support those who have found themselves in considerable distress due to money worries. This can include concerns over benefits and applying for extra money, debt worries, problems you are experiencing with your water/gas/electricity providers and supporting you through difficult appointments with the DWP. We offer friendly, confidential advice and support from a financial adviser experienced in working within mental health.
We work closely with your local CAB, Money Advice Unit and other local charities and organisations in order to provide consistent, emotional and practical support; specific to each individuals need. This support is provided within the model of recovery – providing the individual with the resources and knowledge necessary in order to feel confident in managing their financial situation and maintaining their independence.
This support can be provided over email/telephone or through 1:1 appointments and we will work with you at a pace that you feel comfortable with.