Do I need to have accurate details of my in goings/outgoings before I come to the appointment?
You will not be expected to know exact amounts for your income and expenditure. You will, however, be sent a letter enclosing the checklist and a weekly income/expenditure sheet before your appointment. If you can fill this in as best you can, and bring the requested information with you, this will act as a starting point for the budgeting advice to be discussed.
Can I bring my children with me to the appointment?
We generally advise parents to try and find alternative child care for the appointment. This will enable you to focus on the advice provided and discuss your financial situation in depth. However, your child's presence is by no means prohibited and we understand that child care cannot always found.