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Help and advice
If you are struggling with debt or have difficulty in managing your finances there are a number of organisations that provide free, confidential and impartial advice which could help you.
For advice and information on debt and other topics. Local address in phone book or go to www.adviceguide.org.uk
Money Advice Service
For free, unbiased and easy to access money tools, information and advice visit www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk or phone 0300 500 5000
Stepchange Debt Charity
Provides free and anonymous advice over the phone and online. They provide debt management advice and other debt solutions. Phone 0800 138 1111 or visit www.stepchange.org
Provides a free, confidential and independent helpline for people with debt problems. They give expert advice over the telephone and via email, and will send you a free self-help information pack.
Phone National Debtline free on Tel 0808 808 4000 or visit www.nationaldebtline.org
Debt Advice Foundation
A registered national debt advice charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt. Expert advice is available via a free telephone helpline or online. Phone 0800 043 40 50 or www.debtadvicefoundation.org
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
A national debt counselling charity with 205 centres based in local churches across the UK. See www.capuk.org
Is an advice organisation that provides free, confidential and independent advice over the phone and online. Phone free on 0800 280 2816 or visit www.payplan.com
Member centres offer debt advice. See www.adviceuk.org.uk/money-debt-advice/
Debt Action Northern Ireland Service
If you live in Northern Ireland visit http://www.adviceni.net/advice/debt
Money Advice Scotland
If you live in Scotland, phone 0141 572 0237 or visit www.moneyadvicescotland.org.uk
Employers’ assistance schemes
Provides professional support to staff. The schemes/programmes provide staff with a free and confidential helpline, access to advice, information and counselling support where required. These services are designed to help staff deal with a range of problems either at work or in their personal lives and can be access through HR departments.
Can help you check your entitlement if you are: Unemployed and looking for work, or have disabilities, in work and on a low income, caring for someone, etc.. www.turn2us.org.uk