We aim to make our website as accessible as possible. However if you use a screen reader and require debt advice you may find it easier to phone us instead. Our phone number is 0 8 0 0 1 3 8 1 1 1 1. Freephone (including all mobiles).
StepChange Debt Charity logo
Debt Awareness Week banner

Debt Awareness Week
One week. Make it count.

Debt Awareness Week

Debt Awareness Week is a chance to share the message that nobody needs to deal with debts on their own and free and impartial advice is available.

We started running Debt Awareness Week because we know that millions of people are struggling with debt. Many of them aren’t aware that we can help them take control of their finances.


Find out the difference free debt advice can make

Debt Awareness Week 2019

In 2019 we got active about debt. Across social media we discussed common obstacles to getting debt advice and the danger signs to look out for. We also looked at practical ways to get help and shared our clients' stories.

Our live Facebook chat with debt advisors was a great opportunity to ask us anything about debt. Our video of Jack's story was a real life example of how to get active about debt and many partners and supporters took part in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Debt Awareness Week 2016

In 2016 we helped partner organisations run a variety of Debt Awareness Weeks throughout January. Over 400 partner organisations carried out a week of activity to promote free debt advice.

We also ran a DebtDay event on 18 January 2016 which opened the doors of the charity to see behind the scenes on one our busiest days of the year. We made hourly updates on the amount of debt reported to us, posted stories from the front line of debt advice, held debt advice clinics online and lots more.

Debt Awareness Week 2015

In 2015 we helped people take control of their finances by launching our innovative 7 Days, 7 Ways programme. We used Debt Awareness Week as a chance to spread the word about this new tool that helps people to deal with their finances over the course of a week.

We also asked our advisors to write letters to clients they'd advised, which produced some touching messages. 

Debt Awareness Week 2014

In the first Debt Awareness Week, we wanted people to find out if they were showing any of the danger signs of debt. With the help of our 60-second debt test, people could quickly find out if they needed help with their finances.

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.

We link to external websites where they contain relevant information for our visitors. We're not responsible for the content of these websites, or any infringement on your data rights under data protection regulations by any external website provider.

*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 2019