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DebtDay: Will you help raise awareness of free debt advice this January?

Join our Thunderclap campaign

We need your support this #DebtDay

Monday 18 January is forecast to be our busiest day of the year. On that day alone over 20,000 people will contact us for help with their debt, and they'll report debts totalling over £50 million*.

To highlight this, we’re running #DebtDay, a one-day social media event to let as many people as possible know that free debt advice is available in the UK. We'll report each hour on the amount of debt reported, post stories from the front line, run debt clinics and lots more.

We need you to help us highlight on social media that free debt advice is available, right when most people need advice.

With 21 million people in the UK struggling with bills, and 2.9 million with a severe debt problem**, help is needed more than ever. We need you to help us highlight that free debt advice is available, right when most people need advice.

You may not be struggling with debt, but it's almost certain that some your family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues will be. It only takes 30 seconds to change their life: that’s how long it takes to spread the word about debt advice.

It’s easy to get involved

  1. Sign up to our Thunderclap campaign that'll send out a mass tweet about free debt advice on Monday 18 January
  2. We'll be posting lots of messages on social media throughout #DebtDay. Please share any messages you see across Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness
  3. Send us your pictures and messages to show us how you're getting involved in #DebtDay. We'll share them on our blog and social media channels

Watch our video to find out more

Join our Thunderclap campaign

Thunderclap is a platform that allows us to send out a single, one-off, message on behalf on all of our supporters.

It automatically coordinates all supporters’ tweets and Facebook updates so they go public at the exactly the same time, extending the reach and maximising the impact.

On Monday January 18 at 8.30AM, we'll be sending out a mass tweet to raise awareness of #DebtDay and the support available. If you'd like to join in, click the button below.

Join our Thunderclap campaign

*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. The ‘total people contacting the charity’ includes visitors to our website and all calls to our Helpline. Both estimates relate to the period from 12.01am on 12 midnight on Monday 18 January 2016. Source: StepChange Debt Charity estimates.

**'The New Normal', StepChange Debt Charity, December 2015.

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.

© StepChange Debt Charity 2017