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Debt Awareness Week. Get debt help sooner.

When your debts get out of control, it’s hard to know where to turn. Worry, stress and sleepless nights can make it difficult to think clearly and make the right decisions.

We provide free and expert advice that could help you sleep better at night. Take our quick test now and find out how we can help.

We see the danger signs every day

We know that many people in debt wait a year or longer before getting help.  We want everyone to recognise the danger signs of a debt problem and start talking about their debt sooner.

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Latest news

Just happened: Our final blogpost on the five debt danger signs is now live. 

Live now: We dealt with over £266m total debt over the course of Debt Awareness Week. 

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Let's make more people aware of the danger signs of debt.

  1. Share this page on your Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus pages and help us spread the word.
  2. Sign up for the MoneyAware email to keep up to date with the campaign and what we're doing.
  3. Download the Debt Awareness Week digital toolkit for articles, blogposts, graphics and more for your website and social media channels.
  4. Make a short video on Vine or YouTube talking about how you faced up to debt. Email us for more details.


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Client stories - Why we're doing Debt Awareness Week

*The 'total debt' figure includes unsecured, secured and other debts reported from callers to our Helpline and Debt Advice teams, and via our online Debt Remedy tool, from 12.01am on Monday 20th to 12 midnight on Sunday 26th January 2014.

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total debt we've dealt with so far this week (Jan 20th - 26th)*

Updated: 9am, Monday 27th January

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41% of people in debt wait a year before seeking help

90 percent of people felt reassured after getting help from StepChange Debt Charity

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Helping you become debt free...

“I wish to thank your staff for all the great help they gave me when I was in so much debt.
They were a pillar of support to me.” (Leslie, Essex)

Foundation for Credit Counselling Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG trading as StepChange Debt Charity and StepChange Debt Charity Scotland. A registered charity no.1016630 and SC046263. It is a limited company registered in England and Wales (company no:2757055). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

*This is the average rating of our service based on the StepChange reviews on Feefo by DMP and DRO clients three months into their solution.

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