Help with debt

Debt advice and counselling

Take control of your finances early to prevent problems further down the line. Do not wait until you are in financial trouble. It is always a good idea to keep track of your money.

Being on top of your finances allows you to cope with changing circumstances or nasty surprises, to borrow wisely or to plan for retirement.

Dealing with a debt problem

If you are worried about debt or money problems, the most important thing is to:

  • take action sooner rather than later - do not ignore calls or letters
  • talk to creditors
  • get advice.

Debt and money advice

Greenwich Money Advice Service is a specialist unit of the Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau that helps local people who are in financial difficulty and have debt problems.

You can get help with:

  • budgeting
  • negotiating with creditors
  • checking your entitlement to benefits
  • court procedures.

Contact the service directly for an appointment.

Benefits and tax credits

Make sure you are not missing out on benefits and tax credits. You can contact the Welfare Rights Service to get a free benefit check.

Further information and advice

You can also get free advice by contacting the following services:

Find out where to go for advice

Contact Greenwich Money Advice Service

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Old Town Hall,
Polytechnic Street,
Woolwich SE18 6PN

020 8309 8646

Contact Meridian Money Advice

Keeper's Cottage,
St Alfege Church Hall
St Alfege Passage
Greenwich SE10 9JS

020 8293 3432

Contact Welfare Rights

Welfare Rights enquiry form

Public Advice Line: 020 8921 6375

Textphone number: 18001 020 8921 6375

Fax: 020 8921 2016

Welfare Rights Service,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
London SE18 6HQ

Contact the National Debtline

0808 808 4000