Last updated: 27 September 2023

Next review: 27 September 2024

Waltham Forest Citizens Advice

They can help you find the right help and advice on your benefits, money or work. Led by the Citizens Advice Bureau, they offer:

  • a directory of all the agencies in the Waltham Forest
  • answers to frequently asked questions on topics including housing, debt and work

They provide advice on benefits and help people to understand the complicated welfare benefits system, as well as information and help with residents facing debt problems.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm (except Wednesdays) and 2 to 4pm.

Telephone: 0808 278 7838 (Freephone)

East London Community Law Service

They can give advice on your benefits and how much you could lose, or whether you can increase your income and minimise debt repayments.

Visit Dahir Community House, 702 High Road Leyton E10 6JP, or email

The East London Credit Union

An alternative to high street banks or expensive payday lenders and offers tools to help people to manage their money and save. Located at 4 Church Hill Walthamstow, E17 3AG

Telephone: 020 8520 8740.