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Advice Dorset

Details of local advice providers who can support you over benefits, consumer advice, debt and money, discrimination, employment, health and care.

Age UK Dorset - Money Advice

Local offices can carry out benefits entitlement checks, provide support in claiming benefits, such as filling in claim forms.

Dorset Community Foundation

An organisation that links donors to charities. Help provide charities and community groups in Dorset who are looking for support with grants and links to donors. Provides advice for people applying for grants.

Money Matters - Adult Social Care

Adult Social Care information, resources and advice on benefits and debt, including help with bills, credit unions, borrowing and financial care planning, tax and help to manage Individual Service Funds

Tax help for Older People

This is free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. Offer telephone advice or home visits for any Dorset residents on a low income.

Wyvern Savings & Loans. (formerly First Dorset Credit Union)

A co-operative savings and loans organisation for Dorset and Somerset, staffed by local volunteers. Covers the whole of rural Dorset. Offers ethical savings and loans even if you don’t have a bank account or can’t get credit with high street banks.

Information last updated 03 April 2019

National information

Bank safely online

Get advice on online banking and how to spot scams. This site reassures you about security measures in place and recommends care and vigilance.

Citizens Advice

Useful advice on a range of issues and there FAQs and Fact sheet sections on Consumer and Debt and money matters. You can find out what best to do in a number of difficult situations. 

Income tax

All you need to know from GOV.UK rates and allowances, relief and refund.

Money advice service

This is a free, unbiased and independent service offering wide-ranging financial advice. You can use the Tools section for handy video and print guides, as well as to carry out a money health check or set out a budget plan.

Money saving expert

A consumer advice site, fronted by Martin Lewis, which is up-to-date, covers a wide range of areas, e.g. banks, cards, shopping, insurance. You may benefit from offers updated almost daily and you can sign up for a weekly e-mail service.

National Debtline

This debt advice charity provides confidential free impartial advice on managing debt and personal budgeting. Use the My Money Steps tool to view the useful and reassuring introductory video and a range of FAQs.

Pensions advisory service

You can find a wealth of information about pensions, including Voluntary National Insurance contributions and a Pensions timeline.