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Money skillsAbout us

Who we are

Set up in 2002 Bolton's Money Skills Service aims to promote financial awareness to the residents of Bolton. We help local people take control of their finances and gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their money the sensible way.

What we do

We work with people, in a number of ways, to help them manage their money.

  • We deliver group training sessions based on everyday money matters. These feature a mix of activities which seek to address the worry of stress caused by money problems as well as giving practical information on money matters.  
  • We work with individuals (and couples) providing one to one support to help them get their finances under control and deal with changes to benefits.  
  • We offer a switching service for utility bills to save you money on high energy costs as well as home phone and internet comparisons.  It is difficult to find a cheaper deal by switching suppliers right now, but we can make sure that you are on the cheapest tariff for your circumstances.

Who we work with

The Money Skills Service works with tenants, community groups, housing associations, and other service providers. We design, plan and deliver a variety of training and awareness raising events and activities to improve people's knowledge and develop their confidence in money management.

  • Community groups - helping to deal with financial and social exclusion 
  • Tenants, hostel staff and housing officers - helping to create manageable and sustainable tenancies 
  • Asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers - helping to develop an awareness and understanding of financial services and products in the UK 
  • We work closely with other housing services supporting homeless prevention and assistance for mortgage and rent arrears. 

Many of the people we work with are on low incomes and have often had some debt or financial problems in the past. We can work with you if you live, work or study in Bolton and are struggling financially.