National and local organisations that offer help, advice and support

Help, advice and support

Age UK

The largest charity working with and for older people.

Telephone: 0116 299 2233

Christians Against Poverty

A national charity working across the UK to lift people out of debt and poverty. They offer free debt counselling through a network of centres based in local churches.

Telephone: 01274 760720

Citizens Advice

Leicestershire (Market Harborough) Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential, impartial and independent help and advice on a wide range of subjects including debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.

Telephone: 0808 278 7854

Clockwise Credit Union

Offering a wide range of money products and services - including fairly priced, highly competitive loans, plus savings accounts protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Telephone: 0116 2423900

Debt Support Trust

Debt support trust is a not-for-profit debt advice charity with trained, friendly debt advisors who can advise you on suitable debt solutions

Telephone : 0800 085 0226


Foodbanks in the Harborough district providing emergency food supplies to locally referred  people in crisis

Lutterworth & Villages foodbank

Telephone : 01455 558797

Jubilee foodbank (Market Harborough) [Facebook link]

The trussell trust

Telephone : 01722 580 180

 The best place to find government services and information. Simpler, clearer, faster. - benefits calculators

 Independent benefits calculators to help you find out what benefits you could get, how to claim and how your benefits will be affected if you start work. Free to use and anonymous.

Home Start

 Helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Supporting parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children

Telephone: 0800 0686368

 An independent, non-fee charging, 'not-for-profit' organisation which specialises in providing confidential, free, impartial and independent advice to anyone experiencing problems with their unsecured debts.  Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and registered on the Data Protection Register.

Telephone: 0800 856 8569

Leicestershire County Council - Adult Social Care and Health

Where to get help if you or someone you look after is ill, has a disability or is becoming frail and the help you can get if you're a carer.

Telephone: 0116 3050004

Money Advice Service

 Free and impartial money advice, set up by the government to help people make the most of their money. Includes information on basic bank accounts.

Telephone: 0300 500 5000

National Debtline

A helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

Telephone: 0808 808 4000

Pension Credit -

 Pension Credit is an income-related benefit made up of two parts - Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit. Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income if it’s below a minimum amount. Savings Credit is an extra payment for people who saved some money towards their retirement, such as a pension.

Telephone: 0800 99 1234


 The housing and homelessness charity. Includes information on finding a place to live, renting and paying for a home, repossession, eviction, repairs and bad debts.

Telephone: 0808 800 4444

StepChange Debt Charity

StepChange debt charity is an independent charity dedicated to overcoming problem debt. They can give you free advice that is tailored to your needs

Telephone: 0800 138 1111

Sure Start -

Sure Start Children's Centres are open to all parents, carers and children and many of the services are free. You can get help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment.

Telephone: 0116 3055993

Tax Credits -

 Information about Tax Credits for disabled people, people with children and people of working age, including how to make a claim.

Telephone: 0345 3003900

Turning Point

 Turning Point provides a wide range of health and wellbeing services. Whether you go to them with drug or alcohol issues, a mental health concern or a learning disability, they'll give you the individual support you need.

Telephone: 0330 303 6000


Turn2us helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations.

Telephone: 0808 8022000


The national consumer champion. Its website is full of useful advice about how to save money and not get ripped off.


Helps people to find, rate and review Independent Financial Advisors (IFA).


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