Where you can find help locally
Melton Borough Council - 01664 502502
Rutland Citizens' Advice Bureau - 01572 723 494
Harborough District Council - 01858 828282
Citizens' Advice Bureau Leicester - 0808 2787854 (Leicestershire residents)
Peppers - 07714503556 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Melton Lions - 0345 833 2837
Rutland lions - 0345 833 4319
There are a number of charities and organisations both nationally and locally who are able to provide Debt Advice and Support. Trained advisors can review your income and expenditure and help with arranging repayment plans to your creditors.
I know from speaking with many residents in my surgeries and through my casework how difficult it can be to make the first step and speak with someone about their money worries but I would always encourage everyone to seek the specialist help they need. The advice available from the charities and organisations listed below is free and is always treated with the utmost confidence.
Some organisations can also provide further specialist advice and assess eligibility for debts to either be written off usually through a variety of different debt solutions for example a Debt Relief Order.
- MADMAC (Money Advice Service) Melton - 07775 942046
- Money Helper – Free and impartial help with money, backed by the government | MoneyHelper
- Debt Advice Foundation – Debt Advice Foundation
– Call Debt Advisers free on 0800 043 40 50
- Step Change at – StepChange Debt Charity – Free Expert Debt Advice
- Citizens Advice – Debt and money – Citizens Advice
In May 2021, the Government introduced the Breathing Space scheme providing valuable respite to people in problem debt. You may be able to get up to 60 days respite from interest, fees, and court action to reduce stress and give you more time to deal with your money problems.
Anyone in England and Wales can get free debt advice and find a debt adviser via the Government funded MoneyHelper website.
The Government has also released £100 million of dormant assets to Fair4All Finance: a not for profit helping to scale up community finance initiatives, especially those finding it hard to access mainstream finance products.
If you have problems with money – get advice as soon as possible.