There are a lot of myths out there about what CABA can do when it comes to your finances, so let’s get straight to the facts.

CABA can…

Advise you about UK benefits. We’ll help you understand what you’re entitled to and can even help you apply. The benefit system is complicated, and changes all the time. But you can always talk to one of our experts instead of navigating it all yourself.

Help you challenge a benefit decision. We can work with you to gather and organise the information you’ll need to appeal.

Tackle problem debt. We’ll help you prioritise your debt so that each payment you make has the best impact on your situation.

Negotiate with creditors. Let us do the talking and we’ll take the sting out of an already stressful situation to set up realistic payment plans.

Provide financial support. A grant from CABA can cover essential living expenses while you get back on your feet, help you get a business off the ground or fund changes that will keep you living independently. In fact, there are so many ways to use a grant, we don’t have space to list them all here. Of course, there are guidelines and our financial support is means-tested, but each case is considered on its own merit. Talk to us even if you’re not sure you’ll qualify. You might be surprised. We can even help you with the application form.

CABA can’t…

Give you financial advice. Whether you’re asking about your pension fund, investments or equity release, we’re not authorised to provide financial advice. Instead, we recommend talking to an independent financial advisor.

Pay debt or interest payments

Write your will

Buy you a house or act as a guarantor for your tenancy

Lend you money

Help you switch utility, insurance or banking providers

Money can be an emotional subject. And often, when you need focus and clarity to deal with a financial situation, other parts of your life are demanding, overwhelming or complicated. We know it’s been a particularly tough year for many people and our experts are here to help.

So, if you’re dealing with a difficult financial situation, get in touch today and talk in confidence to a member of our friendly, supportive team over the phone, or by email. We’ll listen without judgement and help you get back on track.