Managing money and debt

Anyone can get into debt for a wide range of reasons, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and it’s never too early or too late to seek help.

Liberty Credit Union

Liberty Credit Union is a community-based savings and loans organisation, open to anyone who lives or work in Redbridge. They provide affordable and fair financial products with an easy access- savings account and low rate loans with free life and loan insurance.

Liberty Credit Union is owned and controlled by its members. The aim is to provide local financial solutions and present a real alternative to payday loans and doorstep lending.

Visit Liberty Credit Union website or telephone 01708 741899

Mary Ward Legal Centre

Mary Ward Legal Centre provides free, independent advice to people who live and work in London to help them access their legal rights and entitlements. You can contact the debt line on 0207 269 5455 or 0207 269 0292, Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Visit Mary Ward Legal Centre website

National organisations

The Money Advice Service provides free and impartial money advice to help you manage your money and tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead.

Visit Money Advice Service website

GOV.UK provides advice on court claims, debts and bankruptcy.

Visit GOV.UK website

National Debt Line provides a free, independent and confidential debt advice service.

Visit National Debt Line website or telephone 0808 808 4000

Age UK can offer debt advice or be able to direct you to somewhere local that can.

Visit Age UK website

Useful links

Other MyLife pages: Social care charges, Claiming benefits

External websites: Liberty Credit Union, Money Advice Service, GOV.UK, National Debt Line, Age UK