Keeping Your Money Safe
It is important that you consider how you keep your money safe so that you can use it on the things you want to do to help you live an independent life.
One of the things people do to keep their money safe is use a bank to help them look after their money and savings. Banks are also handy if you want to set up direct debits or standing orders so that money can be transferred in and out your account. You can also use a bank card to pay for things in shops or online so that you can avoid having lots of cash on your person.
You can find out more about everyday banking by downloading this easyread guide, which covers lots of different areas about money and banking
Download the everyday banking guide here (PDF, 864kb) (Opens in a new window)
A beginner’s guide to scams
Scams are getting more and more sophisticated, particularly when it comes to targeting you online and through mobile devices. To help you to protect yourself against scams, the Money Advice service has a beginners guide to scams on their website
Visit the Money Advice Service – scams here (Opens in a new window)
Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes –
- email deception
- phone based scams
- online fraud
Their website has information, examples of scams, advice to protect yourself and videos to help you avoid being scammed.
Visit the Take Five website to find out more (Opens in a new window)