Overcoming Shocking Debt aims to stop vulnerable people from falling prey to loan sharks and other high-cost lenders by helping them access affordable alternatives.

This is especially important when they are experiencing financial shocks associated with challenging life events such as the death of a loved one, a new baby or a redundancy. By focusing on these events, the project aims to prevent unsustainable debt, maintain individual wellbeing, strengthen relationships and family life, and promote financial resilience and community inclusion.

Our worker Gurj can assist people with:

  • Creating a Budget
  • Universal Credit applications
  • Signposting to Debt Advice
  • Help with Savvy Shopping
  • Help with understanding Credit and Loans
  • Setting up a Credit Union or Bank Account
  • Help with planning for the future eg birth of a child

** Please note we can not give financial advice **

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Overcoming Shocking Debt is funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund which has provided funding for a 10-month trial.

* Banner image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay *