Last updated: 4 December 2023

Next review: 4 December 2024

List of charities and support agencies

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Waltham Forest provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives.

  • 0808 278 7838

Debt Free London

Debt Free London provides free expert advice to Londoners with problem debt.

  • 0800 808 5700

Step Change

Step Change provides the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. Step Change helps people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives.

  • 0800 138 1111

The Money Charity

The Money Charity aims to provide education, information, advice, and guidance to people of all ages. They help people to manage their money well and increase their financial wellbeing.

  • 0207 062 8933

Business Debtline

Business Debtline provides expert debt advisers. Advisors are supportive and trained to a high standard and are committed to providing free, impartial, and confidential debt advice. They will also talk you through the debt advice options that are right for you.

  • 0800 197 6026

Money Helper

Money Advice Service provides help and advice on money and pensions, and support with money management. Their aim is to help people tackle problem debts and improve finance skills.

  • 0800 011 3797

Help 4 Addiction

Help 4 Addiction provides online therapy and support for those suffering from a range of addictions. Their aim is to help you find the support you need to target the cause of your addiction and overcome it.

  • 0203 995 770

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty aim to restore hope for those who are lost and hurting. In partnership local churches across the UK, bringing life-changing freedom and good news to people in desperate need.

  • 0800 328 0006

SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA aim to relieve need, suffering, and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

  • 0800 260 6767

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse offers support, advice, and information to children, young people, and adults when someone dies. Cruse aims to enhance the care of bereaved people in our society.

  • 0808 808 1677

Refuge for Women and Children against domestic violence

Refuge aims to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. Providing a range of lifesaving and life-changing services.

  • 0800 2000 247


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

  • 0300 123 3393


The Samaritans provide support, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

  • 116 123

Breathing Space

Breathing Space provides support to anyone who is struggling with debt. You might be able to get support through the debt respite scheme, also known as Breathing Space. Through this space, you have valuable time to find an effective and long-term solution for dealing with your debts and help you move forward.

  • 0330 0163 563