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Worried about the rising cost of living? Some advice and support from Ben

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Worrying about money has probably affected us all at one time or another, but with living costs rising at their fastest rate for 30 years it’s affecting more people than ever right now. Whether that's worrying about making ends meet, trying to manage on a changing income or not having enough money to cover an unexpected expense. The good news is that there are many ways we can manage our money and prevent issues from spiralling out of control.

In Ben's recent health and wellbeing survey, they found that 1 in 5 automotive people are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living, such as energy bills, petrol and food.

With this in mind, Ben has pulled together some tips, advice and tools to help you cut costs at home and save your hard-earned cash.

Ben has also recently updated the money section on their website with lots of new tips and advice to help people cut costs and manage their money in the short, medium and long-term.

Each year, Ben support's many people who are struggling to make ends meet for all different kinds of reasons. In fact, money worries are one of the biggest reasons why people ask for help. If you’re struggling, don’t suffer in silence - chat with Ben online or call their free and confidential helpline on 08081 311 333 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm).

Even if someone’s feeling financially OK at the moment, it pays to start planning ahead in case money becomes an issue in the future. We’ve pulled together lots of tips, advice and tools to help everyone cut costs at home and make savings: 

You can also sign up to SilverCloud, Ben's free digital platform with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs, helping you to improve your health and wellbeing. Try their ‘Space from Money Worries’ program, just enter access code 'ben' to get started.