Debt can significantly affect your quality of life, however there are many agencies that can help provide long term solutions to debt and help you manage your finances.
Ipswich CAB is a local strand of Citizens Advice Bureau and addition to their general services, can also offer specialist advice for debt. Their Money Advice Clinic can help you with managing your debts, no matter how big or small.
Tel: 0300 330 1151
IHAG’s Money Advice Service is a free, confidential and professional service to help find solutions to debt and/or benefit problems. IHAG provides housing and other services primarily for single homeless people in Ipswich, however, the Money Advice Service is to open to anyone who has debt, benefit or budgeting issues.
Tel: 01473 213102
This service can provide affordable credit union loans. They do not penalise early repayments and they also provide services to help you save money and build up savings.
Tel: 03336 000690
Anglia Care Trust provides independent advice services, focussing on debt, welfare and money advice as well as training and employment advice. You can make a referral to the service online.
Tel: 01473 618664
A helpline providing free, confidential advice on how to deal with debt problems.
Tel: 0808 808 4000
A sister company of the National Debtline. Free debt advice for small business owners.
Tel: 0800 197 6026
Free and confidential advice on everything from budgeting to practical plans to help manage debt.
Tel: 0800 138 1111
This service provides useful information on getting a Basic Bank Account. This may be a good option if you’ve been turned down for a Current Account and can act as a first step towards opening a different type of account later on.
Tel: 0800 500 5000 (calls cost no more than to standard UK-wide numbers).