Keeping finances healthy
Buddies are expected to benefit from a new financial health check that has been launched.
Struggling families and the elderly will be able to access personalised advice on money matters, energy costs and accessing grants such as the Best Start Grant and the School Clothing Grant.
The new service, aimed at banishing poverty, is available through a freephone telephone number 0800 085 7145 or in person at Citizens’ Advice Bureaux.
Communities secretary Aileen Campbell said: “We want to make sure that families on low incomes have the support they need to make the most of their financial situation to avoid paying the higher costs for basic goods and services.”