A bank account can make it easier to manage your money, receive payments like wages and benefits, and pay bills.
Cost of living support
If you're struggling with the increased cost of living you can get support to help with daily costs.
If debt and other money worries are troubling you, there are people you can talk to for advice and support.
Make sure the contents of your home are insured - it would be expensive to replace them all if you needed to.