09 March

Citizen's Advice Bureau - Money Talks

These are difficult times for everyone and we know that there are many families out there who may be having money worries and may not know where to get help.

Our 'Money Talks' team is a Scottish Government sponsored scheme specifically introduced to help families and older people at or approaching retirement age or any other low income household. This is a very positive programme which will have a major contribution to the reduction in Child Poverty.

The team can offer a free, complete and confidential financial health check to make sure the family has all the support needed and where there is some worry about debt to get access to specialist help. The check can also identify if the family is paying too much for services like gas and electricity. 

We can access other specialist services about money, work, benefits or indeed any other issue that the family might need a bit of advice about.

We don't want families to put their head in the sand and hope the worries go away. We want them to get in touch so we can help.

Parents can get in touch by:

Calling our advice line - 01506 432977 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) and ask for a call back from Money Talks.

Texting us on 07712 305764

Emailing us at enquiries@cabwestlothian.casonline.org.uk and ask for Money Talks

Visiting our website www.cabwestlothian.org.uk (opens new window) where you can find links to self-help advice and how to access the national Money Talks service.


West Lothian Council Advice Shop

We know this can be a challenging time for some households.

If you have money worries and need help, please contact the Advice Shop by phoning 01506 283000 to speak to an adviser who can offer advice and support.

Or complete the referral form:

Advice Shop Online Referral Form (opens new window)

If you are in urgent need of immediate financial assistance West Lothian Council's Scottish Welfare Fund may be able to help.

Please refer to the guidance to apply for a crisis grant:

Scottish Welfare Fund (opens new window)