Financial Wellbeing Service

With one in three households we support living below the poverty line, our Financial Wellbeing Service was set up in 2016 in direct response to the needs of the Huntington’s community. Since then it has secured nearly £6 million in financial gain for clients including people with the disease and those at risk, carers and other family members, and young people growing up in Huntington’s families.


We work closely with the charity’s HD Specialists and Youth Service to identify clients in need of support and to ensure families are aware of our expertise and how we can help.


Our free and confidential support can help you with:

  • Access to benefits and products
  • Household budgeting
  • Planning for the future
  • Organising power of attorney
  • Managing debt
  • Regular financial health checks
  • Completing complex applications and forms
  • Appeals and tribunals
  • Advocacy on your behalf
  • Managing household energy bills and increasing efficiency

*Specialist advice from Scottish Huntington’s Association is completely impartial and we never promote specific products such as bank accounts, mortgages, pensions or insurance products, or providers. For more information about how we work, visit our policies.*

How we do this

Welfare benefits

Our expert advisors

can help you to find

out what you can claim


We can help you to

manage all kinds of

debt including arrears 

Financial products

How to find the policy,

mortgage or pension

that’s right for you

Energy Efficiency

Find out how you can
increase your energy
efficiency and cut costs

Our impact

You can view our quarterly reports for up-to-date information about gains secured for families and the number of clients we work with.


Check out our fact sheets,

including digital resources

for young people

Financial Wellbeing Service Lead 




Ben Peter
Financial Wellbeing Officer

Tayside, Fife & Forth Valley

Emma Pollard
Financial Wellbeing Officer

Grampian, Highland and the Isles

Financial Wellbeing Officer

South West Scotland