Urgent help when in need

If you need financial advice to help with longer-term stability, or emergency assistance with your financial or mental health, these services may be able to help you:

YOUR money team

Our dedicated YOUR money team can help with even the most complex situations. They will ensure you are claiming all the benefits, grants, and discounts that you are entitled to. They can also give debt advice and help with budgeting.

Contact us for a free and confidential appointment:

Email: yourmoney@eastriding.gov.uk

The YOUR money team - more information

Emergency assistance scheme

The council's emergency assistance scheme can help residents with the cost of food, gas and electricity, and other essential items:

Emergency assistance scheme - information and how to apply

Help for homeless people

There are many reasons why people might be at risk of becoming homeless. The type and amount of help that we can provide depends upon your circumstances, but we will provide you with advice and assistance wherever possible:

Help for homeless people - more information

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides comprehensive unbiased help and advice about a wide range of life situations and problems. They have specialist debt advisors who can provide free, specialist debt advice:

Citizens Advice - help with debt

Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice


Mind provide help and support to people with mental health problems, and those caring for them. They offer a local and national support service.

Mind - more information on support services

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind - how we can help


If you need support, and you're struggling to cope, you can call 116 123 to speak to a trained Samaritan. Their service is available 24 hours a day throughout the year.

Samaritans - ways to get in touch

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