Budgeting and Debt
From Tuesday 4th May 2021, the new Breathing Space and Mental Health Crisis Debt Respite Schemes will come into effect in England and Wales.
Breathing Space is a new scheme that gives people temporary protection from most types of debt collection while they take action to get on top of their debts.
You can apply through a debt adviser for sixty days’ Breathing Space.
There are lots of resources out there which can help you work out your budget so you can keep track of your money
The Money Charity Budget Builder is an easy to use, interactive tool which creates a customised budget to use to keep track of your day-to-day spending through the app. You can even use it to set up a simple system for organising your money using different bank accounts.
Shropshire has two Credit Unions, which offer access to savings accounts and small low interest loans - including to people with a poor credit history. The loans start at just £50 and are much safer to use than payday lenders.
They work with you to improve your credit rating and financial behaviour.
If you're in South Shropshire you can also get no interest loans from the charity NILS for household items, accessing work or education