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MiNTed Tameside

MiNTed is a free money information service, helping social housing tenants in Tameside to make their money go further, cut the cost of bills, and make informed decisions around money. We help people break the cycle of debt through looking at prioritising payments, accessing relevant services, and developing budgeting skills. We offer information and support around money related issues, helping people to feel more confident in making financial decisions and making their money go further. We offer support on a 1:1 basis and also run a variety of fun and interactive workshops. We provide information around saving money on household bills including making sure you're not paying too much for utilities. We provide information and guidance around banking and saving, credit and loans, benefits and savvy shopping. We help people to break the cycle of debt through looking at prioritising payments, accessing relevant services, and developing budgeting skills. Every participant's journey with MiNTed is individual to them. They can access as much or as little information as they require.

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  • Address:
  • 7 Wellington Street
  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • OL6 6AJ
 
  • Telephone: 0161 711 0091
  • Email: minted@tamesidecab.org.uk

The Money Advice Service

People face hard choices with money throughout their lives – at moments of crisis such as a divorce, or when they choose products such as a pension or car finance. Confronted with these events, most of us could make smarter decisions, given the right support. Yet 24 million people in the UK do not feel in control of their finances, and 8 million risk not being able to service their debts. We do the things that, if we don’t do them, nobody else will. Government has set MAS up, and funded us with a levy on financial services, to offer unique and essential help with money - whether that’s best delivered directly by us, or through others. We are in a fortunate and unique position, because we never sell anything to anyone. So we offer a comprehensive website with fast, free, independent help on everything from pensions to pet insurance. We offer a call centre with highly trained staff who can tell people where to get the right help at the right time on any financial topic.

We use evidence to understand who across the UK most needs help. We find out what works. We deliver this through partners where we can, or directly if not, to improve the ability of people to manage their money. 

Got a question? Web chat with one of our advisers, please see website for more info.
 

Step Change Debt Charity

Our team of debt experts help 620,000 people a year to deal with their debt problems. With 25 years' experience, you can be confident that we can provide the advice and support you need to achieve long-term financial control.

We offer free debt advice that is based on a comprehensive assessment of your situation. We'll then provide practical help and support for however long it’s needed. We also have a live chat.

You can get debt advice from us online or over the phone. Either way we'll follow a simple, three-step process to deal with your debt:

  1. We’ll help you work out your budget, income and debts
  2. We’ll use this information to find a solution to your debt that suits your situation
  3. We’ll set up your debt solution, and offer support however long it's needed

Our contact numbers

About How we can help Phone no.
Debt advice New to us? Get expert debt advice. Don't forget to use our budget form to gather your information before calling. A debt advice call takes around 40 minutes to complete. 0800 138 1111
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Debt management plan (DMP) or token payment plan (TPP) Help setting up your DMP or TPP. 0300 303 7037
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Support and review of your DMP or TPP. 0300 303 5300
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Equity release & mortgages Advice and information on equity release and mortgages from our Financial Solutions team. 0808 168 6719
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Debt payment programme (DPP) Get help setting up your DPP, advice during your programme, including changes in your income, creditor support and annuals reviews. Scottish clients
0800 652 7491
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Sequestration and MAP bankruptcy Get help completing your sequestration or MAP bankruptcy application form, including evidence to support the application, or if your circumstances have changed. Scottish clients
0800 652 7491
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Want to settle your debts? You have a lump sum of money to pay towards your debt. 0300 303 2469
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
No solution in place? Contact us to update your budget and/or debts, for further advice if your circumstances have changed, or for advice on creditors or court papers. 0300 303 5666
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Turn2us

Working to help you directly

Explore our website to use a number of easy-to-use tools and visit our information pages. They’re designed so you can quickly work out where you might get help.

  • Use our Benefits Calculator to find out what welfare benefits, tax credits and other support you may be entitled to based on your situation 

  • Use our Grant Search to find out if you may be eligible for financial help or support from a charitable fund. We’ve around 2,800 of these funds listed on our database and the tool will make it easy to find the right one for you

  • Make it personal to you by registering for a ‘My Turn2us’ account which allows you to make confidential enquiries and applications directly to grant–giving charities.

Charitable grants

Use our Grants Search, which will allow you to look through 3,000 charitable funds across the country, to find out if you might be eligible for support. We also give direct help through a range of funds administered directly by the charity including the Elizabeth Finn Fund, and the Turn2us Response Fund.

If you are an intermediary – one of the thousands of advisers, welfare officers, support workers and volunteer home visitors who have regular face-to-face contact with people in financial need – we can help you find the right resources to support the people you are working with. You can also store individuals’ details and applications in your confidential and secure Turn2us intermediary account, enabling you to access and update information as you need to. We also work in partnership with many organisations to develop projects and services involving intermediaries.


Debt Support Trust

Debt Support Trust is a registered charity (SC041902) providing debt advice and support for people struggling to manage their debts. We understand being in debt can be a difficult experience so our trained volunteers and qualified debt advisors are on hand to give you tailored and caring debt advice.

Our Aims

Our values describe how we will deliver our debt advice service

-  To Care About You

One of our main values is to care about the people we help and ensure you have the debt help you require. Our team of volunteers and qualified advisors are trained to listen and understand your situation.

- To Be Transparency About Our Support

We will give upfront, honest and tailored debt advice with a explanation of the positives and negatives of each solution. Our priority is that you have the knowledge to make an informed decision about your debt problem.

- To Provide a Reliable Service

This means you can rely on our debt experts to give you all your options and support you with your decision.

- To Support You

Our qualified debt advisors and trained volunteers will assist you to resolve your debt problem. We will be here to help you from the first call until you no longer require our help.


National Debtline

National Debtline is a debt advice charity run by the Money Advice Trust. We are a free and confidential debt advice service for people in England, Wales and Scotland. We have helped millions of people deal with their debts. Our team of expert debt advisers care about improving your situation and will help you to take control of your debts.

On this site you will find all you need to get started on your debt free journey. There are guides, fact sheets, budgeting tools and sample letters to help you write to your creditors. You can also get debt advice by using our webchat service, emailing us or by calling our helpline.

Our debt advisers come from a variety of different backgrounds. All of them are dedicated to helping you tackle your debts. We also provide webchat advice.


Money Saving Expert - Martin Lewis

We think it's important you understand the strengths and limitations of the site. We're a journalistic website and aim to provide the best MoneySaving guides, tips, tools and techniques, but can't guarantee to be perfect, so do note you use the information at your own risk and we can't accept liability if things go wrong. Please see website for more details. 

CAP Christians Against Poverty

We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.

We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Through our services, which are all run through local churches, we are tackling poverty head on. Our vision is to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 1,000 CAP projects by 2021.


Citizens Advice

Dealing with money issues can sometimes be off-putting, but if you don't understand how things like credit or mortgages work, you could end up losing out financially or getting yourself deep in debt. The following pages will give you the 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.
 

GamCare

GamCare's employees are dedicated and experienced professionals, helping problem gamblers as well as their friends and families. The majority of our employees work directly with problem gamblers, providing advice over the phone and online or through face-to-face counselling. We also have an education and prevention team working to raise awareness and prevent problem gambling before it starts.

Gamblers Anonymous

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.  This site offers various help for the compulsive gambler including a Forum, Chat Room, Literature and of course most importantly a meeting finder. Meetings are the core of Gamblers Anonymous and we have meetings every day of the week throughout the UK.


Age UK

We help millions of people to know their rights and make the best choices for later life. We put people in control of the care they receive, while sharing best practice to improve services. We tackle loneliness, get older people active, and support people to stay independent for longer. We run campaigns and conduct research to help make later life better for older people today and tomorrow. We help the network to offer vital community support by providing unrestricted income, helping it raise money, and working together to improve quality. Age UK’s international charity delivers our work in some of the poorest countries around the world.

Bankruptcy Advice

Debt problems can effect anyone at anytime. The stress they cause impacts not only the individual that is in debt but also their families. Many people in debt do not know where to turn and keep things bottled up. By raising awareness of the issues people in debt face, and providing a free to access resource for help and guidance, we aim to help to overcome the debt problems and financial education issues the UK faces.
  • Telephone: 0800 368 8133
  • Email: advice@bankruptcyadvice-online.co.uk

LEAP - Local Energy Advice Programme

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) is a new free energy and money saving advice service. LEAP can help you to save money and to keep your home warm and cosy.

LEAP offers a free of charge in-home advice visit. Our friendly Home Energy Advisors can:

  • install free simple energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs and draught-proofing

  • check if you're on the best energy tariff

  • arrange a free money advice consultation

  • help you find funding for further energy saving home improvements.
     

  • Telephone: 0800 060 7567

Iva org

Gathering the correct IVA information at the right time is vital if you are going to fully understand your options.

Understanding how each area of your personal circumstances might impact on an IVA will give you a clearer insight as to what you can expect from the IVA option.

So, to make your life easier, we've brought together the different elements of IVA information you'll need to help you figure out which IVA category you'll fall into and we've broken it down to give you a summary of each.

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