Debt and Financial Services

WAYS TO WELFARE IN CUMBRIAthis external link will open in a new window - From time to time anybody can find themselves in financial difficulty and in need of a helping hand.  For some people, such support may have previously come in the form of a crisis loan or community care grant from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

THE MONEY ADVICE SERVICEthis external link will open in a new window - This is an independent service, set up by the government to help people make the most of their money.  It provides free, unbiased money advice to everyone across the UK - online, over the phone and fact to face.

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTYthis external link will open in a new window (CAP) - Christians Against Poverty are passionate about releasing people in the nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes.  Working with the Church they bring good news, hope and freedom.  Free debt counselling in your community (CAP leafletthis external link will open in a new window).

CONNECT (CARLISLE & EDEN MIND)this external link will open in a new window - Connect works with anyone who is suffering crisis, poverty or hardship and is worried about their mental health and wellbeing.  (How Connect Worksthis external link will open in a new window).

WARM HOMES EDEN - Warm homes Eden is an energy efficiency scheme which came from Eden’s Affordable Warmth Partnership working together. Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) delivers Warm Homes Eden for the Affordable Warmth Partnership. The scheme aims to help people who find it difficult to heat their homes and who meet any of the following requirements:

  • People with a low income who are struggling to pay your energy bills.
  • People who have to choose between either heating your home or feeding your family.
  • People with a low income and a chronic health condition, affected by living in a cold home.
  • People with energy inefficient homes.

Eden’s residents can call CAfS on 01768 593240, to get an assessment of their energy efficiency needs.

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