We aim to be that safe space for you to reach out to when dealing with anything from everyday stresses to difficult exceptional situations. Whether you're looking for financial and UK debt support, mental health advice or would just like a listening ear, our team are here throughout the festive break.
If you're struggling with the cost-of-living, debt or high energy costs, our means-tested financial support can help. We'll take into account your household’s income, expenditure and capital; we recommend talking to us before you assume you can't receive financial support.
This payment is a fixed sum of £450 to help you pay for gas, oil and electric bills. If you’re living outside the UK, it can also be put towards air conditioning, batteries and generators.
Find out more below, or contact us to check if you're eligible.
Take a look at our financial support round-up to find out what we can help with. You won't have to pay back any payment you receive; it's there to help you through short-term periods of financial uncertainty.
You’ll have a dedicated support officer to help you during each stage.
The festive season can put a strain on our mental health and family relationships. If you're struggling with relationship hardship and are based in the UK, we can put you in touch with our partners at Relate who can discuss your situation and provide solutions.
You can access Qwell, an online counselling and mental health support service for adults where you can talk to a qualified professional and discuss whatever is on your mind. If you're based outside of the UK, speak to us about how we can support your mental health.
Managing your mental health is important all year round, but especially during the festive time. Take a look at our top tips to help combat any stresses you may be facing.
Social media and news stories can be overwhelming during the festive season. Taking a digital break will allow you to focus on what’s important and prevent comparisons with others. Try listening to mindful podcasts instead and get outside in nature.
Getting into debt is a slippery slope that can happen to anyone. Remember, the festivities aren’t about how much money you can spend; overspending on the day itself isn’t worth getting into debt over.
Take a look at some of our tips for how to save energy at home to help you reduce high energy bills.
There are many ways you can cut costs on your food shopping. Here are some practical tips to stretch your food budget.
Our experts share their tips for how to build your budget and get on top of financial difficulty such as debt.
Choose between enhanced interactive webinars, shorter espresso sessions and in-depth e-learning courses and you’ll receive a whole host of invaluable knowledge to apply in your everyday life.
We have various free e-learning courses for you to work through whenever you’re ready. Simply sign up for a mycaba account to access them.
Get your finances on track with our array of financial tools.
These tools will help you to create an in-depth budget plan, giving a breakdown of income and expenditure.
If you're looking to get a hold of your savings and organise your finances, this tool is for you.
Use our tool to find out your estimated retirement income and set financial targets for your pension.
We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), ACA students, ICAEW staff members, and the family and carers of members and students.
You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer page.
If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.
*Please note none of our other services are means-tested.
It depends on the individual situation, but we can work very quickly if it’s an emergency.download our financial support flowchart