Contact Information

 0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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Help with dealing with money problems.

Are you worried about debt?

 There is free and independent advice available to you:

Are you struggling to pay your council tax?

Contact our council tax department on 0303 123 1702 to find out if you are entitled to any support. You can also find an online 'request for payment arrangement' form here.

What benefits might you be entitled to? 

  • Department for Work and Pensions and Citizens’ Advice Bureaux can give an overview of benefits available
  • Age Concern helps older people work out what benefits they are entitled to
  • The Community Law Centre offers free, confidential and impartial legal advice to Allerdale residents covering welfare benefits and council tax. Call 01228 515 129.
  • Allerdale Disability Association provide information and advice on disability issues. Drop in centre for disabled adults and carers. Benefits advice and a form filling service for all ages. Call 0845 1299954.

Are your savings safe?

The banking crisis has brought the safety of savings into sharp focus. Savings up to £50,000 per person per licensed bank are guaranteed should any UK-regulated bank or building society go bust.

Is your pension safe?

With retirement on the horizon, you may be concerned about your pension. Contact your pension provider or employer if you have concerns. The Pensions Advisory Service is an independent non-profit organisation that provides free information, advice and guidance on schemes. Call 0845 601 2923.

Are you struggling to pay your fuel bills?

  • Citizens' Advice Bureaux can advise on your fuel costs - heating your home; winter fuel payments; fuel arrears; grants and schemes; energy efficiency and more
  • Allerdale Borough Council supports organisations that offer grants and discounts for loft and cavity wall insulation to private householders. Call 01900 702570
  • The Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre offers practical energy saving advice.  Call 0800 512 012.

Credit Unions

Credit unions offer a convenient method of saving and borrowing at reasonable interest rates. They offer an alternative to door step lenders. 2 credit unions operate in Allerdale:

Workington and District: 01900 63721

Maryport and North Allerdale: 01900 816111

The Money Advice Service

Unbiased money advice to help you manage your money better.

You can also Save money and help save the environment.

External links are provided for information only. Allerdale Borough Council does not endorse the use of any of these services.

Carlisle City Council logo   Cumbria County Council

Copeland District Council logo   Eden District Council logo


Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ