If you find yourself in debt and don't know where to turn, we can provide a free and confidential service offering in-depth advice, based on your personal circumstances.
If you are struggling with debt issues and their related problems, we are sure we can help.
Here in the Town Hall, we have trained advisers who specialise in money advice.
We offer a free and confidential service to all the residents within the boundary of Preston City Council.
From Monday 8 June 2020, we will be offering a full debt and welfare benefit advice service over the phone for people who are struggling financially for reasons such as job loss, income reduction and financial issues as a result of lockdown.
Our staff will be available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
It is useful for our advisors and to ensure you receive the correct information and advice to have the following details to hand:
Work out a budget. Add up all the money you have coming in every week or month. Remember to include wages for yourself and your partner and/or any benefits you receive, plus rent from grown children and anyone else who lives with you. Then add up all the money you spend, including your mortgage/rent, council tax, utility bills, water bill, housekeeping, car tax, insurances, telephone, TV licence and any debts.
What not to do if you get into debt:
Don't feel guilty - over 2 million people are having the same problem
Local services that can give you advice about budgeting and money management.
Preston City Council Debt Advice Service - free and confidential debt advice
If you are struggling with debt issues and money related problems, we have qualified advisers who specialise in money advice.
We offer debt advice services which is a free and confidential service to all the residents within the boundary of Preston City Council.
There are many websites offering advice to people struggling with debt, but some of these offer services that you have to pay for. Check whether the information on the websites above can help you, first.
Download Preston City Council'swhich can be used in getting back on track with your debts.