Debt Awareness Week 2022

21 March 2022

This week is Debt Awareness Week, now in the 9th year since its launch in 2014 by charity StepChange.

The aim of the week is to help people talk more openly about debt-related issues and access the support and advice they need. Over the years since StepChange started the campaign, it has helped millions of people to access free debt advice. 

StepChange offers free expert advice to help you deal with debt and get the support you need. They offer advice online or over the phone and can recommend a range of practical debt solutions based on your situation. 

We can help too: 

Budgeting and saving advice on our website

If you’re considering borrowing extra money or you’re looking into the best ways to save, credit unions are regulated in offering loans and other financial services – like savings schemes and insurance.  It is normally much cheaper to borrow from a credit union than it would be through a Pay Day Loan. 

Saving money through saving energy 

With rising energy prices , it’s understandable to have concerns about paying your bills. Citizens Advice provide advice and help if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills. Take a look at ways to find the best solution for you. 

If you’re struggling financially, you may be eligible for extra payments towards the cost of your energy bills. Take a look at our energy and money saving tips. 

Food banks and food pantries 

We support food pantries around the country and have also worked with The Trussell Trust to support their food banks.  

Take a look at our dedicated webpage to find out the difference between food banks and pantries and see how they could support you. 

Get in touch 

Our Customer Support team is here to work with you to improve your finances and your ability to pay your rent. And they can point you in the right direction of other organisations if you need extra support. 

And remember, if you’re struggling to pay your rent then please contact us as soon as possible. We’ll try and help with support and advice, but the sooner you get in touch the better.