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Managing debts

Managing debts

We know debt and money worries are a real problem for many people. Getting advice and information can help you to make the right decisions and manage your debt.

National Debt Line

National Debt Line provides free and confidential independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. They are open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 9.00pm, and on Saturday from 9.30am to 1.00pm. If you call the number outside of these times, there is a 24 hour voicemail service.

National Debt Line
Phone: 0808 808 4000
Web: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk


If you are struggling to manage your finances, help and support is available through Capitalise - an organisation that will provide you with free and independent money advice.

If you want to, you can contact Capitalise through the Council, by visiting the Information Centre in Dagenham or the Barking Learning Centre. We will arrange the appointment for you. Alternatively, you can contact Capitalise yourself with the details provided.

Phone: 020 7392 2953
Web: www.capitalise.org.uk
Email: capitalise@toynbeehall.org.uk

Community Legal Advice Centre

The Community Legal Advice Centre is a service provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau and Edwards Duthie Solicitors. It has been set up and funded by the Council to provide support and advice on a whole range of legal issues. You can ask for help with:

  • family issues, like divorce or other problems;
  • employment;
  • housing;
  • welfare benefits and how to claim them;
  • managing money and dealing with debt; and
  • community care.

The Community Legal Advice Centre is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 8.00pm. The Centre also opens on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

This service also provides regular outreach services all over the borough. Check their website to find one near you.

Visit the Community Legal Advice Centre website

Community Legal Advice Centre
Address: 55 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7NT 
Phone: 020 8594 6715
Web: www.communitylegaladvice.org.uk/lbbd/
Email: lbbd@communitylegaladvice.org.uk

Other organisations that may be able to help include:

DABD (UK) Community Development
Address: 51 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7NT
Phone: 020 8252 5340
Web: www.dabd.org.uk

For more information, take a look at our 'Supporting you through tough times' leaflet.