“Debt is a significant factor in social exclusion – it exacerbates health, employment and housing problems. It is damaging not just to individuals but to communities, the public sector and the wider economy.” Jeff Rooker, Minister for Regeneration.
Those with the least money to spare often carry the most serious debts. Some end up in a cycle of debt and exclusion through no fault of their own. Life changes like losing a job, separation or having a baby are often triggers and it’s crucial that these key moments are recognised and preventative action taken.
For information and advice about debt contact:
Citizens Advice Bureau
11 St James’ Rd
Telephone Helpline: 01384 816222
51-53 Hagley Road
Telephone: 0808 808 4000
Telephone: 01522 699777
Christians Against Poverty
Kings Community Church
Telephone: 0800 3280006
Direct Debt Line
Telephone: 01323 48 1155
Consumer Credit Counselling Service
Telephone: 0800 138 1111 - 0800 138 1111