This week is Debt Awareness Week (20 - 26 March).
This is an annual campaign, led by our partner StepChange Debt Charity, who are the UK’s leading debt advice charity.
Each year they help hundreds of thousands of people with their money worries, offering free, impartial and non-judgmental advice.
You can call them on 0800 138 1111, Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-2pm, to take the first step towards taking back control of your finances.
This year, the focus is on how debt can happen to anyone.
People from all walks of life can find themselves struggling financially for many different reasons.
The rising cost of living means that many people who might not have experienced money worries in their life, may not know where to turn to for help and support.
If you are finding it tough to make ends meet or feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone.
We know it can be difficult to ask for help, but please don’t wait until it’s too late.
Our Money Guidance team is ready with free, practical, confidential support and may be able to offer the right guidance to find a solution.
Take a 60-second debt test
Step Change also have a 60-second debt test that helps you see if you could benefit from debt advice.
Get in touch with the team today to see how they can help. You can also take a look at our dedicated money guidance support, where you will find lots of useful information on how to manage your money, bills, and your tenancy, or check out our five ways to manage your money guide.
Money worries can also have an impact on your mental health and wellbeing, but we are here yo provide support .
Over on our Instagram channel, we’ll be sharing the stories of residents who found themselves in debt or were struggling to make ends meet.
We will also be sharing money guidance tips and debunking common myths, so please give us a follow @clarion.housing.
Debt can happen to anyone. If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living and unmanageable debt, you’re not alone. We can help.