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Wheelchair user with son with special needs - Need support with finances

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Nettie
Nettie Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I'm a wheelchair user with several conditions and my younger son as special needs, so hands are well and truly full. Need support regarding difficulty with finances

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  • Stephen7ield
    Stephen7ield Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hello Nettie. Have you tried The Citizens Advice Bureau? They are just the people who may be able to help. Try this link.  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/. You should be able to find an office in your local area.
    Good luck
  • Nettie
    Nettie Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi
    Thanks for the suggestion, really appreciated, but sorry to say, I have already been to C A B, they couldn't help.  Our situation is a little more complex, so unsure what to do next. Thank you again.
  • Stephen7ield
    Stephen7ield Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Sorry Nettie.
    I thought CAB would be the best people.

    Never mind, there is also the Money Advice Service. This is a free government backed service.

    This link https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en  takes you to a page of advice. At the bottom are a web chat option and a free help line number.

    Please take a look. I hope it helps.
  • Chris_Alumni
    Chris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 689 Pioneering
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    Hi Nettie, the free Scope helpline on 0808 800 3333 may also be able to advise you or point you in the right direction.
  • Nettie
    Nettie Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi Stephen,
    That's fine no worries, some people may not of gone down that route, so best to mention it, just in case.
    Thank for the suggestion re Money Advice Service, haven't tried that yet.

    Thanks
    Net2
  • Nettie
    Nettie Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi Chris,

    Thank you, haven't phone the helpline yet, but will do and see how I get on.

    Thanks,
    Nettie
  • Debbie_Alumni
    Debbie_Alumni Community member Posts: 932 Pioneering
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    Hi @Nettie,

    If you want to talk through the financial issues you're having you can contact myself or Gill at the helpline. If you would prefer to email us you can helpline@scope.org.uk. Our phones do get very busy and it can be difficult to get through at peak times. Mark your email for me or Gill and we can look at some options with you.

    All the best 
    Debbie
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