People get into debt for all sorts of reasons, for example,
losing a job, taking on a caring role, becoming pregnant,
separating from a partner or becoming ill or disabled.
If you have borrowed more money than you can repay, or you have
built up rent or fuel bills that you are struggling to pay,
then you must take steps to sort things out.
It can be tempting to bury your head in the sand, but the longer
you leave it, the worse it will get. Help and support is available
and you will be able to take control of your finances again and
look positively towards the future.
You can start taking control of your money problems today. Go to
with debt' page to find more information and links to
easy-to-understand help and advice about managing debt
You can also compare different ways of 'borrowing
money' and find out how to cope financially with 'changes' in your
For free, money advice, to help you make the most of your
money, visit the Money Advice Service
website, or call 0300 500 5000.
It's an emergency. My creditors are threatening me with
serious action, what can I do?
It is best to get some advice straight away, for example, from
your local Citizens Advice
Bureau. You can
find your nearest bureau by visiting the Citizens Advice
For free information and advice about debt, visit the
Stepchange website or call
0800 138 111.
Alternatively you can visit the National Debtline website
or call 0808 808 4000.
You can also visit the 'Managing
Debt' section of the GOV.UK
website to find out more about coping with debt.
Where can I get help and advice locally?
Doncaster Advice Services
Partnership have a website for anyone wanting details
on providers of debt/money advice, benefits advice, housing
advice and other services available in Doncaster.