A NEW budgeting service has been launched to help residents throughout Inverclyde.

The 'Total Money Makeover' scheme offers advice and information to help people manage their budgets.

The scheme, which is delivered by Future Skills Inverclyde, can also help people who are claiming Universal Credit by offering advice on how people can ensure their monthly payment lasts for the full month.

Heather Mitchell, the inclusive communities manager at housing association River Clyde Homes, who manage the service, said: “Total Money Makeover is a new, fun and informative way to look at budgeting.

"We’re not here to lecture you on what you can and can’t spend but will work alongside you to make the most of your money and find out how to save for the things you want to do.

"We welcome any Inverclyde resident to have a Total Money Makeover and see how we can make life easier.

"If you are claiming Universal Credit and struggling then please get in touch with us today.”

The scheme was recently launched at Greenock Tesco, Central Library and at the Job Centre Plus.

To find out more about Future Skills, which is jointly funded by Inverclyde Council, River Clyde Homes, Oak Tree Housing Association, Cloch Housing Association and Larkfield Housing Association, phone 788915.