This page is divided into two sorts of links: websites that tell you who we belong to, so you can understand more about us; and websites that contain useful money advice. If you find a page that is helpful to you with understanding money management, please email us the web address so that we can add it.
St Andrew’s Kettering Money Advice Centre is part of the network of Debt Advice Centres run by churches and other community groups overseen by Community Money Advice:
We can only offer help to people in our area. If you are from elsewhere in the UK, and would like to find your nearest CMA centre, you can put your postcode into the box on this page:
We are also members of Advice UK, which supports Advice Centres and Services across the country:
St Andrew’s Kettering Money Advice Centre is managed and run by volunteers from St Andrew’s Church, Kettering. An active church community with loads going on for people of different ages, who try to put their faith into action in practical ways that make a difference in peoples’ lives:
Our church is home to Kettering Arts Centre, which houses quality arts and entertainment in our atmospheric, historic venue. And profits raised by the Arts Centre help St Andrew’s to make a difference in our community and beyond, with projects like St Andrew’s Kettering Money Advice Centre.
We’ve picked out some of the best websites that offer money advice tips or tools that help with particular problems. When we see articles or news stories relating to Money Advice and debt issues we will post them on the News page, as that is designed for topical posts. We will mostly link here to government websites, charities and community organisations, if we link to a profit-making company we will say so. We can’t be held responsible for the content on these external sites, as pages can be changed or edited after we have linked them, so if you spot something that concerns you, please let us know.
Our parent organisation, Community Money Advice, offers a free of charge self-help guide, for people who would like to know more about how they can take control of their debts. If you are unsure as to whether you feel ready to contact us, you might like to read the guide and see whether you feel able to manage your debts yourself. The guide will also give a bit of explanation of the process that we would go through with you if you decide to contact us. So it’s not a bad way to get up to speed with things before you come to us, and, like we said, it’s free!
It takes about 10 minutes to answer some straightforward questions and the health check will give you a personalised action plan which identifies the top three things you can do to make the most of your money right now, and to plan for future goals.
It’s free and it’s unbiased – The Money Advice Service won’t recommend a particular product or provider or try to sell you anything.
Click here to take the health check now.
The Money Advice Service is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the Government to help people manage their money. Their website has loads of advice and other tools like the health check, for example:
A group of pages explaining how Universal Credit will work, with help on how to prepare for the change to a monthly benefit payment.
Pages on how different life events (babies being born, losing a job, divorce and separation, bereavement etc) can impact on your money management, causing extra stress at an already difficult time, with advice and tips on where to go for more help.
The Money Advice Service Website also has loads of tools and calculators and work-through examples for many different money management issues. Have a look at this page to see if you can find what you need…
And more! Explore from the drop down menu on any of their pages, or from the Money Advice Service home page.
The Money Charity, which used to be known as Credit Action, has a good website with lots of news and information. Their information pages are broken down into easy to follow categories.