I am looking for advice

If you claim or want help with your rent and/or council tax, you may find some of the advice agencies and websites below useful.

The Brighton & Hove Information Prescriptions website also lists organisations that can assist with financial and benefits advice.

Website: www.ipbh.org.uk/financial-advice-and-benefits


Working 50 plus - The Cornerstone Community Centre, Church Road, Hove

A local support network that offers help for people aged 50 and over to get back into work.

Website: www.working50plus.co.uk


Advice - Brighton & Hove

A comprehensive directory of local independent advice agencies and national advice helplines. The site includes location maps, links to online self-help and a new webcam service for face to face advice.


Age UK Brighton & Hove - 29-31 Prestonville Road, Brighton BN1 3TJ.


Brighton Housing Trust (Housing Advice Enquiries) - Community Base 113-117 Queens Road Brighton, BN1 3XG.

  • Tel: (01273) 234737
  • Email: advice@bht.org.uk
  • Website: www.bht.org.uk
  • Legal Housing Advice - Drop in Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday, queue from 9.15am - 12.30pm
  • Brighton Advice Centre- Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm


 Brighton and Hove Food Partnership - A non profit organisation, helping people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, to grow their own food and to waste less food. Visit their Website to find out more www.bhfood.org.uk.


Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project - 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY

  • Tel: (01273) 671213/601211
  • Email: info@bucfp.org
  • Website: www.bucfp.org
  • Opening Times: Monday to Wednesday 10.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 10.30am - 1pm
  • Friday 2pm - 4pm.
  • Lunch served at 1pm during weekdays


Brighton & Hove Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) - offering free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on managing your finances, including opening bank accounts, problems with bank accounts, benefit overpayments, council rent arrears, budgeting and general debt problems.

  • Hove Town Hall, 1 Tisbury Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4AH
  • Drop-in advice times (held at the CAB offices at Hove Town Hall): Mon to Friday 9.15am - 11.15am
  • Appointments: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm - 4pm
  • Drop-in & Appointments: Tuesday 5pm - 6pm (for people working full time)
  • Telephone advice times (01273) 223951 (Mon, Wed and Thurs 9.30am - 12 noon & 1pm - 3.30pm,  Tues and Fri 9.30am - 12 noon only).
  • Fax: (01273) 223950
  • Website: www.brightonhovecab.org.uk


Gov.uk Benefits Adviser - what benefits are you entitled to?

Many people are missing out on benefits and tax credits by not knowing that they may be entitled to them. The Benefits Adviser is an online questionnaire to help you find out which benefits and tax credits you and your family may be entitled to. No personal information is required. The Benefits Adviser tool is provided by gov.uk, the UK government’s public services access website: www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser


The Fed – Centre for Independent Living - Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton BN2 1JE


East Sussex Credit Union - is a not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative focusing on the needs of those on low incomes. The credit union offers easy-to-access savings accounts and affordable, flexible loans. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority with savings 100% guaranteed by the FSA Compensation Scheme.


Housing Options Team - Brighton & Hove City Council, Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JP


JobCentre Plus


Money Advice & Casework Support (MACSS) - 24 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL

  • Tel: (01273) 664000
  • Advice Line: (01273) 664040 - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 12 noon, Tuesday & Friday 2pm - 4pm
  • Fax: (01273) 664001
  • Email: info@macss.org.uk
  • Website: www.macss.org.uk
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm


Private Sector Housing Services - Brighton & Hove City Council, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN1 3BQ


Refugee Council - UK registered charity offering information and advice to asylum-seekers and refugees.

  • Tel: 0808 808 2255
  • Textphone/Minicom: 0808 808 2259 (for people with speech or hearing difficulties)
  • Opening hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm, Wednesdays  2pm - 5pm only.
  • Children's Panel advice line:  0207 346 1134 open Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am - 5.30pm. Works directly with children as well as giving advice to those involved in their support.
  • Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk


Royal British Legion Sussex County Welfare Team - is part of the legion's extensive Poppy Support services. If you are serving, have served or are the dependent or carer of someone who has served in the UK's Armed Forces, then you are eligible for help. The welfare team can offer financial aid in an urgent crisis, help homeless ex-service people get back on their feet, advise on compensation claims, offer careers advice for those looking to make a fresh start after leaving the Forces, arrange home or hospital visits, advise on coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and much more.


Shelter - Free, independent advice and information on housing to help you understand your rights and options.

We also provide advice and information on rent, mortgage arrears and budget advice.


St Luke's Advice Service - 18 Exeter Street, Brighton, BN1 5PG


Sussex Interpreting Services - Community Base, 113-117 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG


University of Brighton Student Advice Service -  Moulsecoomb Site, The Tithe Barn, Moulsecoomb Place, Brighton


University of Sussex Students Union Advice & Representation Centre - 1st Floor Falmer House, University of Sussex


Youth Advice Centre (YAC) -  2nd floor, Ovest House, 58 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA

If you need information or advice on a legal problem go to www.gov.uk/legal-aid to find your nearest qualified legal adviser and use a legal aid eligibility calculator.  

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Martin Lewis - Money Saving Expert