Support Debt Awareness Week
What is Debt Awareness Week?
For 10 years, our annual campaign Debt Awareness Week has shone a spotlight on the experiences of people dealing with problem debt and put the free and impartial advice we offer on the agenda. With the support of our partners, we’ve reached millions of people and helped them tackle their debt.
As we celebrate the campaign’s 10th anniversary, Debt Awareness Week’s importance has never been greater. Last year the number of people we took through debt advice rose by 7%, as the cost of living pushed more people into financial difficulty.
Raising awareness of debt advice is crucial. Unfortunately, many people still don’t know where to turn for help, particularly if they have never struggled with their finances before. Over half our clients say that they waited over a year before coming to StepChange*. This delay could have devastating impacts on their financial and mental wellbeing.
*Survey of 2,744 StepChange clients – Aug 2022