Your Money Programme - money advice for lone parents
Horizons Your Money is a completely free programme run by Citizens Advice across the country.
As much of the work we do at Citizens Advice is with lone parents, we fully appreciate and understand the financial pressures that one parent families face.
Through the Horizons Your Money programme, we provide support and advice to lone parents on a whole range of money matters, covering everything from managing your money and budgeting, to dealing with loans, credit and debt.
The Your Money programme is open to everyone who is bringing up children on their own.
Your Money courses
There are a series of Your Money courses, designed specifically for lone parents. They cover a whole range of topics including basic household budgeting, choosing credit, managing debt, dealing with loans, Child Trust Fund and much more.
As with all Citizens Advice services, the courses are free and are very friendly and relaxed. In fact, it’s often the case that simply being with a group of people who are all in the same boat, can be extremely helpful. The sessions are very flexible and try to address all the issues faced by the group. However, if someone has a very specific or detailed problem an individual appointment will be set up.
If you need specific help, you can book a one-to-one appointment to see an advisor at the bureau. Where possible, you’ll need to bring along all the information and paper work you have that relates to the issue.
If you are looking for advice on a debt problem or find you have more money going out than coming in, My Money Steps can help you.
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from 3,300 locations across the UK.
If you’re not a lone parent or if your local CAB isn’t providing the Your Money programme, there is still a wide range of help and advice available at your local bureau or on www.adviceguide.org.uk
For more details on the Your Money programme, please contact your nearest participating Citizens Advice Bureau