Free independent help and advice
You can get independent and free advice to help you with money worries from many organisations, including:
PayPlan Free Debt Help
PayPlan’s free, confidential advice service is available to anyone worried about money, and can help reduce the amount you’re paying towards your debts each month. You can access their support either online or over the phone and will benefit from a personalised action plan for getting back in control of your finances, including money saving advice and a free benefits check.
Or, call on 0800 280 2816
(Mon to Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 3pm)
StepChange Debt Charity
StepChange Debt Charity is the UK’s leading debt advice charity. They help over 635,000 people each year deal with their money worries with free, impartial and non-judgmental advice.
Whether you need debt advice, a way to get your finances back on track after coronavirus, support with budgeting, or managing persistent debt, StepChange can help.
Or, call on 0800 138 1111
(Mon to Fri 8am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 4pm)
Finding things hard? Need somewhere to turn to?
Turn things around with benefits, grants and financial help you can count on.
Or, call on 0808 802 2000
(Mon to Fri 9am – 5.30pm)
The Money Advice Service
Set up by the UK government, MAS offers free and impartial money advice.
It can provide information to help you decide the best way to take things forward and keep your payments on track.
It also suggest organisations which provide debt management services or providers who can help you keep on top of your money.
Or, call on 0800 138 7777
(Mon to Fri 8am – 6pm)
Citizens Advice provides free, confidential, impartial information and advice on a wide range of debt and benefits issues face to face.
Check your local phone book or Yellow Pages for your nearest Citizens Advice.
Relate are the leading relationship support charity, providing expert guidance and support to help people deal with relationship issues caused by money worries.
For help and support talking to your family visit Relate for further information.
FCA: Dealing with financial difficulties during coronavirus
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are providing information for consumers dealing with financial difficulties due to coronavirus on their website.