There are a range of local services to support people who are looking for support and advice around finance and debt.
Avon & Bristol Law Centre
The Law Centre provides free legal advice and representation, legal education and training, capacity building for other advice agencies, and advocates for changes to public policy that promote equality and justice.
1625 Independent People have a Cash Pointers team that offer one-to-one and group sessions on a wide range of topics relating to finances and managing money.
Citizens Advice offers support to those who are dealing with money issues. This includes helping them to deal with debt problems and for getting their finances back in shape.
Money Saving Expert
The Money Saving Expert offers a free guide on Mental Health and Debt as well as many other useful resources and links.
MoneySmart, from the North Bristol Advice Centre, offers a variety of services to support people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the most of their money. MoneySmart offers mentors, workshops and a drop in sessions, as well as other services.
Pennywise aims to help a range of people, whether it's through a one-to-one appointment with one of their mentors or by attending money saving workshops. Mentors can see you if you're aged 26 and over. They can help you to: set a household budget you can stick to; check you're getting all the money tyou're entitled to from benefits and grants; get more money from your money when shopping or choosing suppliers for your energy, mobile or broadband.
Talking Money – formerly known as Bristol Debt Advice Centre – is a charity that provides debt advice, benefits advice, energy advice, financial education and training and consultancy.
There are also a range of national services people can use if they are looking for support and advice around finance and debt.
National Debtline offers a variety of support for those in debt, including fact sheets and guides, telephone advice, email advice and more.
Step Change Debt Charity
Step Change Debt Charity is an independent charity that's dedicated to supporting people to overcome problem debt.
The Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service is a free, impartial advice service set up by the government. The service offers guidance across a wide range of money matters.