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We want to double the number of people we help by 2022


Our four-year strategy

Stepping Forward: Our four-year strategy

By 2022, it's estimated more than two million people will need debt advice every year. As the UK's leading debt charity, it's vital that we step up to our social responsibility and play our part in meeting this need.

To make sure everyone has somewhere to turn when facing problem debt, by 2022 we're aiming to help twice the current number of people we advise every year. We'll do this by investing in new technology, diversifying and growing our funding, modernising our ways of working, introducing new services, and supporting our colleagues.

Phil Andrew Chief Executive

"These next four years are going to be jam-packed with change - in society, technology, the economy, and the debt advice landscape itself. We need to step up confidently to meet those challenges, and we set out here how we plan to do exactly that."

Phil Andrew, Chief Executive

Helping more people

Over the next four years, we're:

  • Investing in both our online and telephone services
  • Offering a range of solutions to clients based entirely on their needs
  • Introducing earlier interventions to help more people before debt pressures reach crisis point
  • Maximising efficiency and working with others to deliver value and impact

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Responding to our clients' changing needs

For the first time, we'll develop new services to reach people at a much earlier stage in their debt journey.

We'll establish this new service by:

  • Working with creditors, partners and clients to identify how best to reach people before they reach crisis point
  • Seeking new partnerships to raise awareness of problem debt and ensure financial education and support is available to those who need it
  • Securing new funding streams to support these earlier interventions
  • Campaigning to reduce the stigma of problem debt so more people access support without fear or shame

Colleagues and partners working together

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Our colleagues are the foundation of our plans for the future, and working together with our partners is central to everything we do.

We'll continue to develop by:

  • Identifying and embedding career opportunities to help us grow, retain and reward talent
  • Introducing graduate entry and apprenticeship schemes
  • Working with partners to create joint policy initiatives to reduce the harm of problem debt

Stepping Forward

Download the brochure to learn more about our plans and commitments in our four-year strategy

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Be a part of our ambitious plans

Do you want to help us achieve our goals and play your part in creating a society free from problem debt? Explore our careers site and find a role that inspires you.

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“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.

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