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Helpful Resources

Please see below a selection of helpful resources to support you. If there is something which you think should be added, please email your suggestion to . 

Mental Health and Coronavirus

Public Health England (PHE) "Guidance for the Public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of the Coronavirus" 

Mental Health Foundation "Looking after your Mental Health during the Coronavirus outbreak"

MIND "Coronvirus and your Wellbeing"

Samaritans have also published advice if you are worried about your Mental Health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Further Mental Health Toolkits and Sources of Support

Click here for information from MIND aimed at helping friends, family, carers and others to give support and take care of themselves too.

Click here for MIND's Guide to Support and Services. This is a useful A-Z for a range of Mental Health issues

Public Health England's "Every Mind Matters" aims to make it easier for everyone to look after their own wellbeing and improve their mental health, by providing a digital hub full of advice, tips and resources and a new online tool to help everyone create their own action plan.

Click here for details of how to access Re-Think's "Mental Health in the Workplace Employers' Toolkit". It aims to help support employers to develop the  knowledge to support the mental health of their  workforce.

How are you feeling today NHS? A toolkit to check your own wellbeing or speak to and support colleagues with their emotional wellbeing ...

eLearning,MIND's Mental Health for Small Workplaces aims to build confidence in thinking and talking about mental health.

MoneySavingExpert's Free Guide to Mental Health and Debt (download) covers how to handle debts when unwell, work with banks, free debt counselling, whether to declare a condition and more.

PIP mobility and Mental Health - the rules for getting the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility component have changed. You can now apply for it if you have a mental health condition that makes it difficult for you to plan or take a journey.

Benefit Calculators

Make sure you're not missing out on benefits with our these free online checkers




Grant Search

Find out if money is available for specific issues

Turn2Us Grant search

Access to work grant

Disabled Facilities Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Grants to help pay energy bills

Help for home improvements 

Wiltshire Money Resources

Useful advice and definitions

Universal Credit Glossary

Benefit Cap guide

Banking Resources

Information about opening a bank account

MoneySavingExpert's Guide to opening a Basic Bank Account. A guide to the best basic bank accounts for people with poor credit who can't get (or don't want) standard bank accounts. 

How to open a Bank account

Nationwide ID requirements and exceptions

Lloyds ID requirements and exceptions

 Other resources

Paying for Residential Care - Age Uk

Dementia Toolkit

Help with your PIP claim 

More Information about claiming PIP

Universal Credit Guidance and Information from Gov.uk


Wiltshire Money News


Breaking News...

Next Wiltshire Money Forum

The June 25th Wiltshire Money Forum due to take place at Warminster Town Hall has been cancelled.

A "Virtual Forum" has been scheduled for July - Further details TBC

Wiltshire Citizens Advice click here to view changes to service provision as a result of current coronavirus outbreak 17 March 2020

Latest Job Vacancies

Currently No Vacancies 

Latest training events 

The current Coronavirus situation has meant that face to face and group training events have largely been cancelled. Virtual presentations, training and webinars are all still taking place, however. See below links to relevant updates and information that I hope you will find useful

Wiltshire Citizens Advice (WCA)  have recently provided a PP Presentation for Building Bridges on  Benefits changes since COVID-19. You can view it here

DWP - New Skills Toolkit Course

More free courses have been added to The Skills Toolkit, with topics including getting the most out of Microsoft Outlook, introductions to finance and bookkeeping and understanding how computer networks operate.

The online learning platform is available to everyone and provides easy access to a selection of high-quality digital and numeracy courses, which can help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.

Benefits Training Company (BTC)

For interactive, professional input on how to best support people with welfare benefits issues, try booking onto one of the BTC live, modular online training courses.

For BTC Online Benefits Training available in June & July Click here

Housing Systems  Housing Systems have put together an e-learning module on Coronavirus and BenefitsThis is freely available to everyone. The team encourage you to share it with colleagues in other roles, such as housing workers or social workers, who might find it helpful too. The module can be found here - https://www.housingsystems.co.uk/COVID-19/E-Learning

You can also register for a number of webinars from Policy in Practice Webinars. including a recap of the major benefit changes since Coronavirus, Council Tax Support Schemes and SE Surplus Earnings.  

 Acas  run regular webinars on employment law topics and employment relations. They're free to join, you just need to register in advance. You can view previous webinars and subject to available spaces, you can Register for upcoming webinars such as  'Furlough leave: the HMRC Job Retention Scheme'

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England have adapted their training courses so they can be accessed remotely, either through online instructor delivery or with digital only content. They havwe also developed a range of online resources, including "Supporting your Mental Health Whilst working from home"

Next Wiltshire Money Forum

The June 25th Forum due to take place at Warminster Town Hall has been cancelled.

A "Virtual Forum" has been scheduled for July Further details TBC

You can Email us to let us know if your organisation would like to present at a future Wiltshire Money Forum. We are always looking for volunteers! 

Previous Forums

Wiltshire Money Forum - December 2019

Thank you to all those who attended the event.  The event was attend by 27 delegates. 

You can find the presentations here. The  presentations  include Wiltshire Council’s updated Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy 2019. The scheme can offer Housing Benefit customers short term financial assistance with their housing costs during periods of particular need. Housing costs can include help towards rent, tenancy start up costs, and moving costs.

In addition, the trainer contact details for the "Gambling Awareness" session if you have any questions or requests for further training are included in the presentation slides

Wiltshire Money Forum - September 2019

Thank you to all those who attended the event.  The event was attend by approx 41 delegates.  You can find the presentations here

 All Presentations from earlier forums can be found on a separate web page by clicking here

 Training and Events

See below for details of current training opportunities and feedback from previous events

Future training events 

No training events are scheduled at this time

Previous training Events 

Wiltshire Money - 1 day Universal Credit in Practice Course on the 5 February 2020. 

“Very experienced and engaging trainer. I will definitely use the information we covered and the resource pack”

The course, run by the Benefits Training Company, provided an update for those working with clients in receipt of UC. A total of 16 delegates, from a range of organisations, attended the training. 81% of delegates said they would certainly go on to use the information given to them and 100% of the delegates rated the course rated the Course 8/10 or above.