We are aware that at times some families can find themselves struggling financially. South Lanarkshire Council are promoting the use of Money Matters to offer advice to families on how to deal with such difficulties.Money Matters offerΒ free, confidential and impartial advice - they can help check your benefit entitlement, assist with the claims process, challenge decisions and represent you at Social Security appeal tribunals. For debt issues they look at your financial circumstances, contact creditors, discuss options and give budgeting advice. The attached document gives direct contact details for Money Matters.Β 
Money Matters have agreed that any referals through South Lanarkshire schools will be treated as a priority, so if you are considering seeking their advice feel free to contact the school and you should be able to get a quicker appointment.