National Debtline will help you take four very important steps to deal with your debts. They also have over 40 fact sheets and guides on debt topics.
The Money Advice Service can provide free, clear, unbiased money advice to help you make informed choices. They can help manage your money day-to-day, plan for monthly outgoings and can explain money in an easy to understand way.
Dealing with money issues can sometimes be off-putting, but if you do not understand how things like credit or mortgages work, you could end up losing out financially or getting yourself deep in debt. The Citizens Advice Bureau can give you free information you need to make the right choices, including help to deal with your debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape. Here you can find details of your local CAB centre.
Swansea Foodbank can provide emergency food for local people in crisis. Clients visiting any of the foodbank centres need to be in possession of a voucher issued by a partner agency before food can be issued. The various centre opening times can be found on the site. If you want to donate food you are welcome to drop the food off at any of the foodbank centres when they are open to the public.
If you are worried about debt then StepChange Debt Charity will help you find the best solution. The service is free and you do not have to provide your name. All the advice you receive will be based on your actual situation.
Money Steps is a free and easy to use online debt advice and money management service from National Debtline. It will provide you with personalised, positive steps to help you get back in control of your finances.
Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert free site has money-saving advice on anything you can think of.
Shelter Cymru is Wales’ people and homes charity. Here you can find housing advice including arrears and court action – Advice Surgeries in the Swansea area.
My Community Bank Wales (Formally know as LASA Credit Union)
Credit Unions are a cross between a co-operative and a bank.
They are set up by people with a common interest, such as where they live or work, and offer low-interest loans, savings and sometimes bank accounts. They’ve been around since the 1940s but in recent years have become increasingly popular among both savers and borrowers. My Community Bank Wales operates in Swansea.