Working in social care can be as challenging as it is rewarding. You may find some of the following resources help with your wellbeing.

Childcare & Family
ChildcareChildcare costs
The Money Advice Service and Turn2Us offer fantastic guides as to what help and support is available to help you cover the costs of childcare.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/help-with-childcare-costs

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Help-with-Childcare-Costs/Free-Early-Education-and-Childcare

Single parent families
https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Support for carers
https://www.carersuk.org/
Debt

The StepChange Charity provides free, confidential and expert debt advice and money guidance.

Childcare https://www.stepchange.org/
Housing & Bills
ChildcareEmergency Food

If you are struggling to afford to buy food, you may be eligible for support from a food bank.

The Trussell Trust has a huge network of food banks located throughout the UK. Find your local food bank to get an emergency food parcel.

You can also get in touch with the Independent Food Aid Network- who can give you the contact information for the nearest independent food bank near you.

https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/

https://www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk/independent-food-banks-map

Emergency Housing

England
https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/homelessness/rules/emergency_housing_if_you_are_homeless

Scotland
http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/advice_topics/homelessness/in_an_emergency/emergency_accommodation

Wales
https://sheltercymru.org.uk/get-advice/homelessness/emergency-accommodation/

Northern Ireland
https://www.housingadviceni.org/help-emergency


Help with Bills
You may find yourself struggling to afford to pay for household bills. However, support is available for these instances, and organisations are ready and waiting to help.

Energy
https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Energy-schemes/Help-from-your-energy-company

Water
https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Water-schemes/Water-Sure-and-Welsh-Water-Assist

Other bills
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/budgeting/budgeting/get-help-with-bills/

Rent Arrears Advice
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/rent-arrears-problems-paying-your-rent