Debt & finance

A Matter of life and debt……….
Has the credit crunch put you on the debt spiral?
Worried about redundancy?
How can the church help people in debt?

It is estimated that as many as seven million people in the UK are at risk of getting into problems over debt because of the state of the economy – and many of them won’t realise how serious, and stressful, the situation can become if it isn’t kept under control. Redundancy is becoming a reality for many people and creates much anxiety and uncertainty.

SUPPORT and ADVICE is available.

Christians Against Poverty
National debt counselling charity working through a network of 68 centres based in local churches.

Community Money Advice
Assists churches and other community organisations in setting up debt advice centres in their local community.

The Following local organisations offer help and support to people experiencing problems with debt:

Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Tel: 0844 848 7997

Citizens Advice Nottingham & District
Tel: 0300 3005457

Trent Vineyard

National Debt Helpline
Tel: 0808 808400 (24 hour voicemail)
Mon -Fri 9am-9pm Sat 9.30am-1pm

Redundancy Worries
Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy is based in the city centre.
Contact: The Revd Jo Tatum on 07525 641320

Further useful links can be found below:

Nottingham Law Centre
Offers legal advice and assistance with welfare benefits, debt management, housing, immigration and nationality issues, representation at courts and tribunals.

119 Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham NG7 5DU
Tel: 0115 978 7813
Minicom: 0115 978 7813

Welfare Rights Services in Nottingham
Advice on welfare benefits, housing and debt. Most advice sessions are available on certain days or times at different locations in the community and may be by appointment only. Please contact them for more details:
Tel: 0115 9151355
Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.50pm


Business Debtline
Free, confidential and independent advice for small businesses on how to deal with debt problems.
Tel: 0800 197 6026

The Carer Centre
A network of advice centres.
Tel: 0800 1613839

The Money Advice Service
Tel: 0800 138 7777
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays closed.

Independent information about money.

Nottingham Credit Union
Tel: 0115 9283121
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Step Change
Online resource for unpaid family carers to share and receive benefits advice.
Tel: 0800 138 1111

For advice on tax issues including tax debt.
Tel: 0345 1203779

Offers free debt advice and are a debt solutions company.
Tel: 0800 716 239