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Money and bills

The world of finance can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There's plenty of support available for young carers to manage their money and become financially independent. 

Benefits and assessments

Benefits and assessments 

You and your family might be entitled to bursaries or benefits. Young carers are also entitled to an assessment to see if their caring role is having a negative impact on their lives and see what extra support might be available.

To find out more about benefits and your rights, download our information booklet or look at our FAQs below.

Check out our jargon buster to get to grips with the financial vocabulary.

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FAQs about carers' benefits:

Financial advice websites

There are lots of great websites that give you up-to-date information and advice on things, such as, bank accounts, taxes and benefits. We have picked out some of the best so you don't have to look any further:

  • Our advice hub: information about how to manage your money, including choosing a bank account, budgeting and moving into your first home.
  • Money Advice Service: offers free and impartial advice about a range of products and services, including mortgages, savings accounts, benefits and how to manage debt.
  • Money Saving Expert: is a regularly updated website that advices on the best bank accounts, loan repayments and much more.
  • Citizens Advice: has free advice about benefits, housing, your rights at work, and more.
  • Stepchange: charity that can help you arrange a debt repayment plan that suits you and your situation.