Debt Support

If you are in debt there are a number of places you can go to for support including the Solihull Community Advice Hubs.

Age UK Solihull, who manage the Solihull Community Advice Hubs, are an appointed representative of Solihull MIND (FCA Reg Number: 784680) for the purpose of FCA Regulated Debt Advice, Debt Counselling and Debt Adjustment.

The Solihull Community Advice Hubs have a Self Help station at the Hub based in The Core and if you are able to self help there are a number of organisations who can support you to get on top of and deal with your debts. These organisations are listed below.

There are some instances where you may be unable to self help when it comes to your debts. In these instances you will be allocated one of the Solihull Community Advice Hubs Debt Caseworkers who can help and support you to understand what options are available to you. Our Debt Caseworkers will help you to establish exactly what your financial position is, what you can do to improve that position  and support you in managing your financial affairs in the future. Visit our Contact Us page to get in touch.

If you are self-employed or have a business related debt you should contact Business Debtline in the first instance.

The National Debtline site provides free advice on debt and have been doing so for over 25 years. They have an extensive library of factsheets and helpful guides for you to use. You can contact them by phone or via their online webchat service.
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StepChange provide free, confidential and expert debt advice online or over the phone.
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Using an Online Budget Calculator can give you an idea of where your income is going and how much you may have left to go towards paying off debts. National Debtline have produced a useful online resource that you can use to help you budget.
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The Money Advice Service is government run and provides free and impartial money advice, including on debts and borrowing.
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Useful Downloads

The Solihull Community Advice Hubs have put together some useful downloads to get you started in looking at your debts.

National Debtline – How to Deal with Debt Guide

StepChange – Types of Debt

When dealing with your debts it is often useful to complete a budget sheet to show how much disposable income you have to put towards paying off your debts. Download this Budget Sheet to get started.