Help and guidance
See how we can help you – from jobs and training to money guidance and personal wellbeing.
StepChange: free debt helpline
StepChange provides a free, debt telephone helpline that's open to everyone. You can use their service no matter how large or small your debts. They look at your financial situation, give you expert debt advice and recommend debt solutions to suit you.
They can also help you set up and support your chosen repayment solution or help you apply for the Breathing Space scheme. This scheme offers 60 days no fees / interest or contact from your creditors whilst you activate a debt solution.
You can call StepChange free on 0800 138 1111.
The StepChange website also has a 24/7 online debt help service. This service allows you to work out a personal debt action plan at a time that suits you.
60-second debt test
StepChange also has a 60-second debt test that helps you see if you could benefit from debt advice.
Grants for work and business
- Re:Work - up to £150 for a new job.
- Re:Train - up to £1,000 for career-related training.
- Business Start Up - up to £1,000 for starting or growing a business.
- Business Re:Work - up to £250 for becoming self-employed.
Digital skills checker
Try our simple, online game and see how you could improve your digital skills.
Test your knowledge on a range of digital skills, including using email, safe online shopping and searching for jobs online.
You’ll be able to see how you can develop your skills and even request training suited to you.