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Debt Awareness Week 2015
One week. Make it count.

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Debt Awareness Week

Debt Awareness. Take control of your money.

If you're feeling the pinch after Christmas we want to help you take control of your finances. To help you to do that, we're launching our new email programme: 7 Days, 7 Ways.

January’s the main time of year that people realise that they’re struggling to afford their day-to-day spending, especially after the costs of Christmas. It’s an awful feeling if you lose control of what money’s going out, and companies demand more money from you.

However, January’s also a time for new starts, and for setting resolutions to deal with any problems you may have.

This is why we’ve developed the 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme, a week of bite-size support and advice that could make a life-changing difference.

It’s a free programme, developed by our very own expert debt advisors, encouraging you to take steps to deal with your debts sooner rather than later, from working out what’s owed to understanding priority payments and creating a longer term plan of action.

To launch the programme, during Debt Awareness Week we’re going to highlight how many people across the UK don’t have full control of their finances, the advisors you can speak with if you need help, and how it feels to have control again. We hope you can spread the word!

It’s one week. Make it count.

Dear caller...

We asked our debt advisors to write letters to callers they'd just spoken with. Whether it was someone who had an intriguing story, or perhaps someone they knew wouldn't follow through with their advice, what would our advisors say to them?

notes to clients 1 notes to clients 2 debt danger signs

Read our staff notes to callers in full.

Can you help us?

Let's help more people take control of their finances.

  1. Share this page or the 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus and help us spread the word.
  2. Tweet your support of Debt Awareness Week using the hashtag #DebtAwarenessWeek - here's a pre-populated tweet ready to post!
  3. If you can promote Debt Awareness Week through your workplace or community, download the digital toolkit for articles, blogposts, graphics and more for your website and social media channels.

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Do you need to take control of your finances?

Deal with your debt: sign up to our 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme.

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*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 26th January to 12 midnight on Sunday 1st February 2015.

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total debt we dealt with during Debt Awareness Week (Jan 26th - Feb 2nd)*

Final update: 9am, Monday 2nd February

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Take a look at Debt Awareness Week 2014.

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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