In 2020 Family Fund worked with Good Things Foundation and J.P. Morgan to deliver the Power Up project in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We helped families in these areas to make the most of their money by getting online and improving their digital skills. Now we want to make our Power Up resources available to families across the UK with our Family Fund Finances online support.

 

The cost of living

In 2022, families across the UK are seeing the ‘cost of living’ dramatically increase. Day to day life is getting more expensive due to an increase in energy prices, rising inflation rates and higher National Insurance employee contributions.

Research conducted by Family Fund in 2022 found that three in five families (58%) report having to pay more for their household energy bills as a direct result of their disabled children’s conditions or illnesses.

Three in five families (61%) also report struggling with or falling behind on their household energy bills.

The increase in living costs means that knowing how you can make your money go further is more important than ever.

 

What’s on offer?

Finances online can help you to:

  • Understand the changes to your energy bills
  • Check your benefits and know your entitlements
  • Find grants and funding online
  • Save money when online shopping
  • Understand the government services available to you

Check all the different ways we can support you with your Finances online below.

 

‘Quick click’ on our most popular courses

Our Finances online support offers free e-learning courses for you to learn how to manage your money online. Families have told us how much our e-learning courses have helped them:

I learnt a lot about the benefits calculator, and what I would be eligible to apply for, lots of things about electricity and discounts that I’d never even heard about. It was very eye opening.

Take one of our courses by clicking on the icons below.

 finding grants online

information and guidance for carers  manage your bills online

checking benefits online  using gov.uk

 

Want more? Sign up to our e-learning hub

You can find more financial support resources and e-learning on our free learning hub.

You will need a device that can access the internet to join our e-learning. This can be a smartphone, iPad or tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

You will also need to create an account, so you can come back to your learning whenever you like.

If you need any support to sign up or you want more information, contact us on 01904 550066 or email the team at [email protected].

              

 

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Where else to go for financial support online

Learn my way

  • Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

  • The online programme has been created by Good Things Foundation. Complete the online courses and learn about different subjects from how to use a computer or device to support with managing your money online and improving your health online.

Lloyds Bank Academy

  • Lloyds Bank Academy provide free online learning to boost your skills and build confidence with being online. Their programme of lessons is open to everyone to get more out of life and work.

  • The Learn for life courses offer free lessons on topics from how to connect with friends and family to looking after your money online.

BT Skills for Tomorrow

  • BT Skills for Tomorrow is an online and community-training programme by BT. Free courses are available to feel more confident with digital skills, from managing screen time to finding a new job.

  • Get free access to over 180 course and resources from big names including Google and LinkedIn.

My Computer My Way

  • My Computer My Way is an interactive online tool created by AbilityNet. The programme shows disabled people how to adapt their computer using the devices built-in accessibility features.
  • Find step-by-step guides on making individual adjustments to a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone to make it easier to use. Adaptions cover different types of accessibility needs, based on vision, hearing, motor or cognitive impairment.

 

More from our money and benefits support

money and benefits  benefits calculator