Managing Debt

Debts include any way you owe money. This could be:

  • Being behind with your rent payments
  • Arrears with your energy or water supplier
  • Unpaid court fines
  • Store cards or credit cards
  • Owing a friend money
  • Money owed to a loan shark or private money lender

There is help available for dealing with debt if you owe hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Free debt advice is available from:

If you get advice it is important you tell them about all the debts you might have. Try and keep any letters you have and take them to the appointment.

Rent Arrears

If you have rent arrears or think you might not be able to pay your rent you should tell us. We can offer help with budgeting or claiming any benefits you are entitled to.

If you are struggling to pay your rent please contact your Neighbourhood Officer.