DEBT: How to find help

Debt is a worrying and often stressful issue, particularly in later life when earnings can be limited. The following organisations can offer debt advice:

  • Age UK – your local Age UK may offer debt advice or be able to direct you to somewhere nearby that can.
  • Business Debtline – offers telephone advice to self-employed people. Call 0800 197 6026 Monday to Friday: 9am – 8pm
  • Citizens Advice – offers help via home visits, telephone or email.
  • Citizens Advice Consumer Service – provides telephone and online advice on consumer issues.
  • National Debtline – provides telephone and email advice. Call 0808 808 4000
  • Payplan – provides telephone advice and can help you set up a debt management plan.
  • Shelter – provides advice around housing and homelessness, including managing debt, paying rent or mortgage arrears, and dealing with possible eviction or repossession.
  • Stepchange – provides telephone advice and has an online Debt Remedy tool that can work out the extent of your debt and give a personal action plan.
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