Other Advice Services

Other Support Services Available in the District

Affordable Furniture


Find people in your local area who are giving away unwanted items

British Heart Foundation

Find a local bhf store selling furniture and electrical items


Low cost reused furniture shop based in Loughborough

Domestic Abuse Support

UAVA - United Against Violence and Abuse

Support and information for men and women who are or have been victims of abuse living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland

0808 80 200 28 (freephone) Monday – Saturday, 8am – 8pm


Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence

24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Housing and General Advice

Citizen’s Advice - national

Source of general advice for benefits, housing, home ownership, debts, income

Citizen’s Advice - housing

Source of housing and homelessness advice

Citizen’s Advice – local office

Available Tuesday and Thursday at the Symington Building, Market Harborough 10am – 3pm


Independent housing and homelessness advice


Local source of housing advice and advocacy

CALS - Community Advice and Law Centre

Local legal advice and support

Helping Hands

A free advice service on Welfare Benefits, Debts, Housing, Employment and Family Law

The Veterans Gateway

Help and support to ex-service men and women

Homeless Support and Hostels


For reporting someone sleeping rough anywhere in the country

Exaireo Trust

A local Christian Charity providing temporary supported accommodation and a holistic service to single adults that are homeless

Citizen’s Advice - housing

Source of general advice

Citizen’s Advice – local office

Available Tuesday and Thursday at the Symington Building, Market Harborough 10 am – 3pm


Source of housing advice


Local source of housing advice

The Bridge - Housing Matters

Information and advice on your legal rights and responsibilities in relation to housing or homelessness

Debt and Money advice

CAP – Christians Against Poverty

Free local debt counselling


Debt charity

Grants and Loans


Helps people in financial need access benefits, charitable grants and other financial help


A local credit union which provides a wide range of ethical financial products and services including help managing money, loans and budeting accounts

Universal Credit

Information on Universal Credit including getting a budgeting advance or Alternative Payment Arrangement

Harborough and The Bowdens Charity

Grants and assistance to residents in need in Market Harborough, Great Bowden and Little Bowden

Help with Utility Bills


Some gas and electricity companies have set up independent charitable trusts which give grants to some of their customers to help them pay for gas and electricity arrears

British Gas Energy

Awards grants to help those who are struggling to pay for their use of gas and electricity

0116 251 9068

NPower - Health through warmth

Offers help to people who have long term illnesses and are finding it hard to fully fund heating systems/repairs and insulation in their homes

National Energy Advice

Offers practical advice and information on managing energy bills and keeping homes warm.

Energy Saving Trust

Impartial advice on how to save energy at home


Impartial information and advice from britain's energy regulator – includes energy guides and information on comparison of energy suppliers

Citizen’s Advice - national

Advice on energy supply

Severn Trent Trust Fund

Help and support for people living in Severn Trent area who are unable to meet the cost of their water bills

0121 355 7766

Private rented accommodation


Advertises properties available to rent, nationally.

onthemarket.com Advertises properties available to rent, nationally.


Advertises properties available to rent, nationally.


Advertises rooms available to rent, nationally.

The Swift Flash

Advertises rooms available to rent, locally.

Room Buddies

Advertises rooms available to rent, nationally.