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The following links take you to a variety of providers of free, confidential and impartial advice.

 

 

 

AdviceUK

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.

 

http://www.adviceuk.org.uk

 

 

Business Debtline

Free, confidential and independent telephone advice for small businesses on how to deal with debt.

 

http://www.businessdebtline.org

 

 

Citizens Advice

Independent charities providing advice and information across the UK.

 

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk

 

 

Law Centres

Independent organisations that employ lawyers and specialist advisers to assist people in court.

 

http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

 

 

A national directory of advice providers. This website will help you to locate a legal adviser on a specific area near to you.

http://legaladviserfinder.justice.gov.uk/

 

 

 

A national umbrella organisation for Scotland, promoting free and impartial money advice.

http://www.moneyadvicescotland.org.uk/

 

 

National Debtline - Free, confidential and independent telephone advice on how to deal with debt problems.

http://www.nationaldebtline.org

 

 

Provides a free debt management service to people with debt problems.

http://www.payplan.com/

 

 

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

 

 

AdviceUK

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

Wiseradviser

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

 

Turn2Us

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

 

Court Services

Access to court procedure information leaflets and forms

 

Insolvency services

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

 

Acts 435

A facility for making specific donations to individuals in need in the UK

 

Shelter

Shelter's housing and debt advice pages

 

Which?

Which? does more than test washing machines. As a consumer champion, our campaigns work to make your lives fairer, our advice helps you make informed decisions and our services and products put your needs first to bring you better value. Which? also offers impartial mortgage advice at Which? Mortgage Advisers

 

Food banks

http://www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects

 

Mind

Information and support on mental health problems
Tel:
0845 7660 163 / 0845 7660 163 FREE 
www.mind.org.uk

 

Office of Fair Trading
Tel:
0845 7224499
www.oft.gov.uk

 

Pension Credits Line
Tel:
0800 991 234 Or 0800 991 234 FREE
 

Refuge 
Domestic violence 
Tel:
0870 599 5443 Or 0870 599 5443 FREE 
www.refuge.org.uk 

 

Court Service
www.courtservice.gov.uk

Dept for Work and Pensions
Information about benefits
www.dwp.gov.uk

Disability

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 
www.drc-gb.org 

Financial Ombudsmen Schemes
www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Immigration Advisory Service
www.iasuk.org

Joint Council for the Welfare Of Immigrants
Publications, press releases and advice
www.jcwi.org.uk 


 

 

 

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