Links to Further Help & Guidance
STEP CHANGE Debt Charity http://www.stepchange.org/ Problem debt causes untold distress to individuals, but the damage goes much further – ruining homes, wrecking families and affecting whole communities. By raising awareness of the issues surrounding debt in the UK, Step Change help to overcome the massive problems that debt presents in the 21st century.
CAB (Citizen Advice Bureau) If you have rent arrears, you may also have other debts too. If this is the case, it might be best to get advice about all of your debts in one go. Your local CAB office will be able to give you up to date advice http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england.htm
ADVICE UK http://www.adviceuk.org.uk/ is the UK’s largest support network for free, independent advice centres. AdviceUK was formed in 1979 as the Federation of Independent Advice Centres (FIAC). As a UK-wide organisation AdviceUK is a key member of the Advice Services Alliance.
SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) https://www.ssafa.org.uk/ SSAFA believe that the commitment of Forces and their families deserves lifelong support. They provide practical, emotional and financial support to all serving members and former members of all ranks of the Armed Forces who have received one day’s pay in one or more in either of the following: Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force, Volunteer Reserve Forces, including Royal Navy Reserves, Royal Marine Reserves, Army Reserves and Royal Air Force Reserves or Nursing services.
MIND http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/housing/housing-and-mental-health/ Most people would agree that having a home which is both safe and affordable is extremely important for your general health. If you have poor housing or are homeless, it could increase your chances of developing a mental health problem, or could make an existing one harder to manage.
SUFFOLK WELLBEING SERVICE (NHS) https://www.readytochange.org.uk/suffolk/pages/Home.aspx (This service is NOT for crisis or emergency situations) Their website contains self help information and resources to help you gain a better understanding and start your journey to improved wellbeing. A range of support is on offer to help you make changes in your life to improve your wellbeing and help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression. These include stress control, wellbeing workshops or classes, telephone support, group therapies and some short term therapy or counselling. This service is free if you live in Suffolk, or for Norfolk and Waveney residents visit https://www.readytochange.org.uk/norfolk/pages/Home.aspx
DO YOU RECEIVE UNWANTED MARKETING CALLS So who is allowed to phone me?
The law assumes you are happy to receive marketing calls, so any company can phone you up to market their products and services, and they don’t need your permission first. If you don’t want to receive calls, you need to register with the TPS. You can register with the TPS here – don’t forget you can register your mobile phone too.
If you’re registered with the TPS, companies can only phone you if you’ve give your permission. That means being careful with what boxes you’re ticking when you’re signing up to products and services, particularly online. But if you get a call from a company that you don’t think you’ve given your permission to, then let us know.
UK POWER NETWORKS
UK Power Newtworks Keep the lights on in your area regardless of your chosen energy supplier (the company that you pay your electricity bills to). We own and maintain the electricity lines and cables in London, the East and South East of England. http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/?dm_i=1T2Q,3SGMP,J0CCJ1,DNMCG,1