Money, debt and benefits
Money and debt
All money and debt problems can be solved and there are lots of organisations that offer free help.
Your local Citizens Advice can speak to you in person or over the phone about money, debt and benefits.
You can also get debt and money advice from:
Help with loan sharks
Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders that often charge very high interest rates.
Visit Stop Loan Sharks to report a loan shark anonymously or find out more.
Essex credit unions
Credit unions are community co-operatives that provide savings and loans to their members. They can help you save regularly and borrow responsibly. Visit Find Your Credit Union to search for one near you.
The Essex Energy Switch is a collective scheme that negotiates cheaper deals from energy suppliers. You can sign up for free and are under no obligation to switch supplier.
Housing related advice
Essex Floating Support gives housing related support, including how to:
- maintain your tenancy and prevent homelessness
- budget your money
- manage debt
- claim welfare benefits
To access this service, visit the Outreach Support section of the Peabody website.
Alternatively, you can contact Peabody by:
- calling 0800 288 8883
- emailing email@example.com
GOV.UK has advice on how to postpone or stop your home from being repossessed.
Shelter has advice on all housing related matters.Print this page