The amount of people getting into debt has increased with the downturn of the economy, with more and more people needing advice about their debt or finances. If you would like to speak to someone about your financial situation here are some of the organisations in the UK that you can speak to in a free and confidential manner.
The Money Advice Service
You can speak to someone directly on the phone or online. Call them on 0300 500 5000 or visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk.
You can speak to someone directly on the phone or using their online chat facility. Call them on 0808 808 4000 or visit their website at www.nationaldebtline.org.
Civil Legal Advice
If you are entitled to legal aid you can get free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales. Call them on 0845 345 4345 or visit their website at www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice.
Advice Guide is part of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and provides information on your rights on benefits, housing, debt, consumer and legal issues. Visit their website at www.adviceguide.org.uk.
StepChange provide a free helpline offering free, independent and impartial advice to people in the UK. Call them on 0800 138 1111 or visit their website at www.stepchange.org.
If there any more organisations that I can add here please let me know and I will add them.
Other useful resources
Debt camel is a clear and concise website with lots of free and useful information. The author is a CAB advisor and the website is not for profit. Visit their website at debtcamel.co.uk.
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