Money and Finance

Department of Work and Pensions

This website gives the most up to date government information for benefits, Universal Credits etc.

Citizen Advice

Derbyshire Districts Advice line: 

Monday to Friday

9.00am - 4.00pm 

0300 456 8390

There is general advice specifically about COVID-19 on the national Citizens Advice website.

They also cover a wide range of issues including…  Housing, (renting and home ownership), Debts and Money, Problems, Family and Relationships Health and Social Care, Energy Efficiency, Employment, Consumer, Benefits

Universal Credit

Benefits during the Coronavirus - this link has the most up to date information for benefits, Universal Credits etc.  The Information is updated daily.

Derbyshire Discretionary Fund

The Derbyshire Discretionary Fund (DDF) can provide grants or emergency cash payments if you are in urgent need of financial help following a crisis or disaster

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service gives guidance and help with how to manage your money better.

Step Change Debt Charity

Contact the UK’s leading debt charity to get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts. Step Change Debt Chari

Money Saving Expert

Employment help.

Stop Loan Sharks

24/7 hotline 0300 555 2222  Text a report 07860 022116


 Ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship is fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.