Hi

I'm going to be taking the next few months off work while I recover from an accident I had outside of work resulting in me shattering the bones in my left leg, leaving me unable to do my normal job as a part time carer. I've been put on SSP until I return but I'm struggling to cope with the lack of money coming in. This tax calculator says I'm at 60% of my normal wage after tax is taken off. I don't want to get into using credit cards or loans because that'll make a bigger problem than it will solve, so I was wondering if there was any temporary benefits I could get, or will I just have to budget myself accordingly?

Thanks in advance