If you’re struggling with debt, Better Leeds Communities can help. Your first step should always be to get free expert debt advice, based on your personal circumstances. No matter what your debt problem, we can support you.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently offering appointments on the telephone: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm
We also offer Virtual Debt Drop-in sessions, no appointment required, starting on Wednesday 7th October 2020. You can call on: Wednesday between 2pm-4pm
All we ask you to do is have the following information ready so we can help you:
Your income – weekly/monthly pay and/or benefits
Debts you owe – gas, electric, water, catalogue, gym, loan, credit cards, hire purchase, etc.
Users of our Debt Outreach Service, funded by Henry Smith, are identified through the Linking Leeds Social Prescribing Service for Leeds.
This referral-only service supports people struggling with debt who are also battling other issues, including substance misuse, homelessness, mental ill-health, long-term health conditions, and disabilities.
The project is flexible in its approach and takes into account barriers people may have, including transport and childcare costs, which can stop them accessing mainstream support services.
Our Money Matters project has now closed.
However if you need help with budgeting this service is now available through our Childrens Centre service. You may also find our Budgeting Digital Tool useful for yourself or your group.
Our Budgeting Digital Pack is available for you to work through in your own time at your own pace. The pack contains tips, advice and engaging activities. You can access the pack here: Digital budgeting pack
The Horizons Project ended On 30th June 2021
All our other Specialist Support Services are continuing to deliver support.
If you care for a child under 16 yrs and have money worries and/or Benefit issues we can support you through our Childrens Centre Service. Leeds Voluntary Sector organisations can refer to this service.
Our Debt Advice service can help with debt and money issues and is open to all Leeds residents. Leeds Voluntary Sector organisations can refer to this service.
Both services currently have the capacity to accept New Referrals.
For both services phone on 0113-275-3498 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.