Derbyshire County Council are offering help following a survey which revealed 52 per cent of adults are struggling with their finances.
The Money Advice Service survey found more people have money worries than in 2006.
Deputy cabinet member for council services Councillor John Owen said: “We want people to know that we offer a free benefits support service with trained and friendly staff to help with financial worries.”
“People shouldn’t suffer in silence and I would urge them to call for support rather than leaving it until they can’t cope.”
The benefits helpline is open Monday-Friday from 11am-4.30pm on 08451202985.