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Money and debt: Free and local advice


  1. Overview
  2. Free and local advice
  3. Paid for advice (Independent Financial Advisers)
  4. National advice

Free and local advice

There are organisations in South Tyneside offering free debt and money advice:

  • The Welfare Support Service offers free, impartial money advice to anyone over 18 living in South Tyneside. The service can help with:
    • Benefit advice and appeals
    • Debt advice, including advice on bankruptcy and debt relief orders
    • Support with budgeting
    • Preparing for universal credit
    • Welfare reform issues
  • Citizens' Advice employs a number of money advisers offering free money advice and have debt and benefit specialists. They also offer free advice on a range of other legal issues, including employment, consumer, family and housing issues.
  • Age Concern South Tyneside - Age Concern offers information and advice on debt, benefit and money issues for people over 50 in South Tyneside.
  • CMA Connect (Places of Welcome+) - Offer free help with debt as well as money mentors, budget coaching and mental health ifirst aid trained volunteers.

If you rent from a social landlord they may have a specialist benefit and debt support team - speak to your landlord to check if this support is available.

Next page: Paid for advice (Independent Financial Advisers)

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