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Finance & Debt 

Christmas is often a time of year where these issues arise. The advice is always to tackle them as soon as possible, the longer you leave them the worse they get.

The National Debtline can help you to understand what you’ve got, maximise your money and choose your debt solution.


Call them on Freephone 0808 808 4000 or visit their website


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice have over 20,000 highly trained volunteers supporting the delivery of their service. They can help with matters involving housing, benefits, work, furlough scheme and debt solutions.

Visit their Website -

Call 0300 330 1193 (calls are charged at a local rate)


Local Office Address: The Parish Rooms, Welcome Street,                                                                                    Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1DU

No appointment is required in most cases; just visit our office during our opening hours to speak to an adviser.

Mon: 10am – 1pm, Tues: 10am – 1pm, Wed: 3pm – 6pm,Thur: Telephone only, Fri: 10am – 1pm

North Warwickshire Citizens Advice runs an outreach service on the third Tuesday of every month for help with most issues, including, benefits, debt, money, employment, housing, legal. Please contact us on 01827 712852 for an appointment. This is based on Coleshill Town Hall.

Utility Bill Support

Warwickshire residents struggling to pay their utility bills can look to the county council for support.

Visit their website at:

p.h.i.l - preventing homelessness improving lives

p.h.i.l is a new homelessness prevention project that aims to first identify and then offer support to households at risk of homelessness.  The project works from the perspective that prevention is better than cure, offering support as early as possible before households reach crisis point. This could include households who are 1 or 2 months behind with their rent or where individuals have been asked to leave home by their parents.  With the right interventions at the right time, homelessness can be avoided.  

Telephone: 01788 533645


Turn2us is a national charity offering information and practical help to people facing financial insecurity. Find out what support you can get if you're finding it hard to make ends meet.

The Community Financial Inclusion Support Team 

The team can help you to budget and manage your money, manage, debts, identify additional benefits and provide health and wellbeing support.

Support Officer: Sharon Dawson   Tel: 07909 092773  Email:

Local Welfare Scheme

The Government’s Household Support Fund has been made available to county councils and unitary authorities in England to support those most in need to help with global inflationary challenges and significantly rising living costs. 


Food Bank

Food banks provide emergency food, other essentials and compassionate support to people who are struggling with the cost of living. Food banks can often provide other essential services on-site such as help with finances. Your local Food Bank is:

Edible Links, Unit 3 Abeles Way, Holly Lane Industrial Estate,                                                                                Atherstone CV9 2QX

Note: This site is only open on Tuesdays 9:00am  – 12:00pm for foodbank voucher collection.


Email:  Tel: 01827 718322

Cooking on a Bootstrap

Award-winning cookery writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe details her delicious and affordable recipes on her online blog. (many of which are vegetarian) Jack will show you how to work with what food you have in your cupboards and how to stretch it until payday. It also teaches us how to be less wasteful - showing us how we can make use of everything. 

To make your food go further and to learn some great new recipes, see Jacks website at