More and more people and encountering problems with their finances and accruing debt. We aim to provide help and support to deal with these problems by signposting residents to local and national agencies that provide free, impartial advice. These pages also provide information on where you can go to claim the benefits you may be eligible for – so that you can make sure that you’re getting financial support that you’re entitled to. We’ve also included details of other agencies and organisations that can provide help and support.
Get financial advice from agencies in your local area
Offer free, confidential and independent legal advice. Visit their website.
Call 0845 345 4345.
Offer free, confidential advice and support to anyone who is worried about debt. Visit their website.
Call 0800 345 4345.
Give practical advice on all kinds of consumer problems from credit issues to faulty household appliances. Visit their website.
Call 0845 404 0506.
Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice charity offering free, impartial support and advice to anyone worried about debt. Visit their website.
Call 0800 043 4050.
This registered charity offers free debt advice. The ‘Money Manager’ (add link to the Money Manager) records your income and expenditure to show you where your money is going, at a glance. This is confidential & secure. They also offer a ‘Debt Analyser’ to give you an idea of which debt solution is best for you. Visit their website.
Call 0800 085 0226.
Provides free, clear, unbiased advice to help you manage your money. Visit their website, call 0300 500 5000 to speak with a trained adviser or 0333 321 3434 to arrange an appointment with a local adviser.Visit their website.
This is a helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. Visit their website.
Call 0808 808 4000.
Offer immediate access to a full range of free debt advice and free debt solutions. Visit their website.
Call 0800 917 7823.
Give general advice for young people, including a useful section on home, law and money. Visit their website.
Provide free and confidential information and advice on benefits, grants, managing money and redundancy. Also includes an online benefits calculator to work out what you could claim. Visit their website.
Call 0808 802 2000.
These are non-profit making financial co-operatives which offer convenient saving facilities and low cost loans to their members. Their products include ordinary savings accounts, Junior Savings accounts, Christmas savings accounts, insurance services and loans. Some Credit Unions also offer emergency loans.
Halewood Community Credit Union
The Halewood Centre
Merseyside L26 9UH
0151 443 2084
10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Enterprise Credit Union
Merseyside L36 6AX
0151 482 0177
9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Knowsley Mutual Credit Union
11 Market Square
Merseyside L32 8RG
0151 545 3380
9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Southdene Credit Union
63/65 Henlow Avenue
Merseyside L32 9RN
0151 548 5200