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Financial Hardship

Financial Hardship

The Money Advice Service

Money Helper is an arms-length organisation set up by the government to be a trusted, free source of information and guidance. They can provide advice and support on a range of debt-related issues.

Severe Financial Hardship

If you are suffering severe financial hardship and you are struggling to feed yourself and/or your family, there is help available. You can visit the Trussell Trust which is a charity that provides assistance to people in genuine need. They have set up food banks all over the UK and you can use this link to find a food bank close to you. Visit

Struggling to Cope?

If you are finding that your debts are causing you to feel anxious or depressed, or if you have a mental health issue which prevents you from dealing with your debts, the Samaritans may be able to help you by talking to you about what is troubling you and how you are feeling. Their volunteers are able to talk to you about almost any problem, but below are some of the common reasons that people contact the Samaritans:

  • Financial problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Job-related stress
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Depression
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Suicidal thoughts

You can contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, or you can email: