Jump Start Jan 2016: Serious debts

Serious debts

As promised, we’re looking at debt for the next few days. If you don’t have any debts then congratulations! However, if you have debts and you’re worried that they’re serious, keep reading for some emergency contacts.

For serious debts, always start by seeking advice and support from a non-profit service rather than going to a commercial debt consolidation company. There are several respected debt help charities in the UK, and here are just a few of them:

You can also get free and impartial help from:

If you’re worried about bailiffs, find out about your rights via Citizens Advice.

And finally, if you are worried about loan sharks, there’s help available too.

Don’t delay – get some help now before things get any worse.

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  1. Dear Penny,

    Where are you ? No comments since ages….Pls give us some news.
    Love, Pat

  2. Dear Penny,

    Another bereft poster here, hope all’s well?
    Sending love and best wishes,


  3. Hi Patricia and Su – don’t worry, everything is fine. Just been having a few technical issues, and very busy with work (so not enough time to fix them). P xx

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