Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Debt advice

Debt advice for constituents.

2. Debt

Dealing with money issues can be overwhelming.  If you are struggling to pay your bills it can help to speak to a debt adviser about what options are available to you.

Several different organisations can provide this specialist advice:

National Debtline (
Call: 0808 808 4000 (Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm)

StepChange (
Call: 0800 138 1111 (Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm)

Christians Against Poverty (
Call: 01274 761999 (Opening hours may vary)

There are a variety of debt options that may be suitable for your financial situation, however, it is important that you consult with a trained professional before taking action.  Please note, some options can only be facilitated by speaking to an adviser.

The National Debtline publishes insightful factsheets on all aspects of debt. (

Gov UK advice pages

Generally, you can access the UK Government's advice on debt by using the website > UK Government debt options advice. (

Disclaimer - While reasonable efforts have been made to supply credible organisations' websites, Sharon Hodgson is not responsible for their content and their use is entirely your own decision.

NB - If you are able to provide any updated information on these resources, Please email: [email protected]

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