Service User Advice | Cost of Living Advice | Nacro
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Advice and support

We know that the increased cost of living is on everyone’s mind. You might be finding it hard to cope with rising costs, and this may make managing your finances more difficult.

We’ve gathered information, advice, and practical tools and tips to help make things a little easier.

This content is intended as guidance only. You should always seek professional support if necessary. If you’re worried about money or living costs, please talk to your support worker or tutor.

You can also find lots of advice and resources on our Support Hub.

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Nacro helped me a lot. Especially teaching me how to live on my own. If you're starting off with nothing, this is the best place that you can possibly start.
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Find out what you're entitled to

Our benefits calculator will help you find the level of benefit you are entitled to. The calculator is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.

Before you start, make sure you have information about your savings, income, pensions and existing benefits (for you and your partner if you have one). If you run out of time, you can save your calculation and come back to it later.

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Get involved

We're always looking for service users to help us shape Nacro services and campaigns. There are loads of ways to get involved.

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