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Helping Friends and Family Members Cope with Debt 

There are a few simple ways you can try to help a friend or family member deal with their debt problem, including:

  • Start a conversation. Talk about your own personal experiences to get the conversation started – but make sure you keep the language non-judgemental.
  • Let them know they aren’t alone –there is help out there and it doesn’t need to cost anything. There’s easily accessible free debt advice available that can help them get their finances back on track. You could even offer to go along with them for support if it would help.
  • Finally, see if you can get them to take the Debt test on the Money Advice Service website. It helps them work out which option is the best bet to resolve their worries. It’ll also find free debt advice option in their area.

Getting Help if You Have Debt or Money Worries

If you, or a friend or family member who is a Halton Housing customer are struggling to pay essential household bills due to a debt problem, you can get free advice and support by contacting our Welfare Benefit Money Advice team. You can contact the team via the Halton Housing App or email welfare@haltonhousing.org.

To find out more information about debt, and recognising the signs of debt in loved ones, visit the Money Advice Service.

Debt Health Check

The Money Advice Service’s Debt Health Check test helps to diagnose your level of debt, provides information and advice on strategies and the next steps you should take.

Anybody can take the Debt Health Check, you do not have to be a Halton Housing customer to do this – so why not give it a go!

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