Preventing Shocking Debt aims to stop people from falling prey to loan sharks and other high-cost lender,s by helping them access appropriate advice and affordable alternatives.

This is especially important when they are experiencing financial shocks associated with Covid-19 and 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
  • Referral 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.
Gurj Shergill

For more information, please contact Gurj Shergill

* Banner image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay *