Go to the BD Money website

  • Get all the information you need in one place
  • Completely free and impartial
  • Find all the money that you could be entitled to, including grants and benefits!
  • Find out more about the Credit Union partnership with affordable loans and savings.
Help with money


For information on support available through the council click on a green button below.

Help with living costs 2

Help with debt

Homes and Money Hubs

Find out what services are on offer from the two hubs in the borough.


Help with debt

We're here to offer support and advice for any debt issues.


Benefits, housing and Council tax

Help paying your business rates

Information about eligibility for relief and reductions in your business rates and how to apply.


Universal Credit

Find out what Universal Credit is, what benefits you're eligible for and how to apply.


Council Tax Support

Information on how much your Council Tax bill could be reduced and how to apply.


Housing Benefit

The following sections provide information on Housing Benefit, eligibility and how to apply.


Housing advice and homelessness prevention

Find information about how to avoid homelessness or what to do if you are homeless.


Finances and housing

Information and support for housing costs.


Discounts and grant support

Hardship payment schemes

Information on hardship support schemes, including Individual Assistance Payment, and how to apply.


Free mobile data, calls and messages

If you're on a low income you might be eligible for free mobile data, calls and text for up to six months.


Travel and transport passes and permits

If you find it difficult to get around, there are several different travel options and services that can make travel easier or free.


Discounts and exemptions

Find out what Council Tax discounts and exemptions you could be eligible for.


Support with childcare

Free early learning

Find out about various free early learning options.


Free holiday activities

The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme is free to children and young people who live or go to school in Barking and Dagenham and are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, with paid places available for everyone.


Support with childcare costs

Visit the GOV.uk website to find out how to get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare.


Help finding work

The Job Shop is a free service to help you get a job, improve your skills and widen your job and career options.

Help finding work (Job Shop)