There are lots of budgeting tools you can use to try prepare you for independent living. If possible Next Steps and your Social Worker will ask where you live to provide opportunities for you to budget your money, such as doing a weekly shop independently.
Gas / electric – you might get a combined bill or 2 separate bills, depending on how it's set up.
Council tax when you are 25*, Wakefield Council have agreed as part of the local offer that you do not pay this. If you live out of the Wakefield area the Local Authority you live in may have the same exemption, if not speak to your PA about it.
TV licence internet / phone / TV – most of the time you'll have a 'package' with all 3 together in one bill.
Home contents insurance
If you have both monthly and quarterly bills, it can be hard to keep track of what payments are due.
Pre-payment meters are more expensive, but easier to budget as you can only use what you've already paid for. Another option is setting up Direct Debits when you can.
In the useful links there are websites that also have budget planners for you to use. Next Steps can also provide these and you will have one in the welcome pack. It will help you stay on track of your money if you use one.
Many companies have information online to help customers understand their bills.
Try searching for: "understanding my [company name] bill"