Ostrich Website Links
The following links take you to a variety of providers of free, confidential and impartial advice.
We are the largest membership network for independent advice agencies in the UK, and can help put you in touch with the right one to help you.
Free, confidential and independent telephone advice for small businesses on how to deal with debt.
Independent charities providing advice and information across the UK.
Independent organisations that employ lawyers and specialist advisers to assist people in court.
A national directory of advice providers. This website will help you to locate a legal adviser on a specific area near to you.
A national umbrella organisation for Scotland, promoting free and impartial money advice.
National Debtline - Free, confidential and independent telephone advice on how to deal with debt problems.
Provides a free debt management service to people with debt problems.
HM Revenue & Customs
Government department responsible for the collection of Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT, and for the administration of Tax Credits and Child Benefit
Department for Work and Pensions
Downloadable application forms and information leaflets on a variety of benefits
The UK's largest network of independent advice agencies, ensuring Access to good qualify information, advice services and professional indemnity insurance
Insitute of Money Advisers
Promotes free and independent money advice services and supports individual money advice workers
Access to skilled and specialist level training including Debt Relief Orders.
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
Promotes action for the relief of poverty among children and families with children. Publishes many essential handbooks for debt advisers that can be ordered online
Helps people in financial need access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other financial help
Information Commission Office
Online application forms to sign the Data Protection Register
Access to court procedure information leaflets and forms
Download bankruptcy application forms and order plain English guides to a variety of aspects of insolvency
Disclosure & Barring Service
Source of information on the whole process of DBS checks for advisers
A facility for making specific donations to individuals in need in the UK
Shelter's housing and debt advice pages
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Information and support on mental health problems
Tel: 0845 7660 163 / 0845 7660 163 FREE
Office of Fair Trading
Tel: 0845 7224499
Pension Credits Line
Tel: 0800 991 234 Or 0800 991 234 FREE
Tel: 0870 599 5443 Or 0870 599 5443 FREE
Benefits Enquiry Line Tel: 0800 88 22 00 Or 0800 88 22 00 FREE
Disability Living Foundation
Information on disability equipment Tel: 0845 130 9177 / 0845 130 9177 FREE www.dlf.org.uk
Disability Rights Commission
Tel: 08457 622 633 / 08457 622 633 FREE
Financial Ombudsmen Schemes
Immigration Advisory Service
Joint Council for the Welfare Of Immigrants
Publications, press releases and advice