Information & advice Information for Carers Financial information Benefit checks Financial Fitness are a charitable company (established in 1999) providing free, independent and impartial welfare benefit information and financial support services to the residents of Inverclyde, Scotland. The Company have been providing free welfare benefit and money advice services to Inverclyde residents for 10 years. During this time, they have helped over 27,000 local people and successfully claimed over £24,000,000 worth of benefits for local people. They provide advice services at no cost to their clients and can provide home visits where necessary. All clients are treated with the upmost respect and receive a free, professional service for as long as is necessary to ensure their financial status is improved wherever possible They provide 4 main services: welfare benefit advice better off in work advice money advice training programmes Accessing Financial Fitness services couldn’t be easier. They operate an appointment system and clients can make an appointment by telephone, e-mail or popping into their office. (Organisations or individuals can refer clients to them using the same contact details). Benefit information covers only people living in central and east end of Greenock, River Clyde Homes Tenants, or over the age of 65. For money advice people who live in central and east end of Greenock, or registered with the Trust, or over 65. Better off benefit advice is only available to those who are registered with the Trust, this service is only for anyone looking to get back into employment or are receiving help to do so e.g. completing a CV etc. All services are completely confidential, independent and impartial. Contact Financial Fitness on (01475) 729239 or [email protected] Financial Fitness Surgeries If you are a Carer and would like to speak to a member of staff from Financial Fitness then why not make an appointment to attend one of our surgeries? An advisor from Financial Fitness attends the centre on a fortnightly basis and Carers will be assigned a 45 minute appointment. This is to allow the advisor to carry out a benefit assessment or answer any questions that the Carer may have regarding benefits or their financial affairs.