This week we are encouraging people to take The First Step towards getting debt help, by opening up the conversation around debt and removing the stigma that can surround financial problems.
Debt Awareness Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of problem debt and remind people that free, impartial advice is available. This year’s event comes as the UK marks the anniversary of its first national lockdown, with the Coronavirus pandemic having had a devastating effect on the finances of many people across the country.
Over 2.5 million people in the UK are facing a financial crisis due to the impacts of coronavirus, it’s more important than ever that households across the country know where to get help.
Refresh has been inundated with calls for help from individuals across the UK. Who feel their options are limited and don’t know where to turn to for help.
The hardest part is taking that first step. This week is about changing that mindset and opening up the conversation. Which can be with friends, family, or professionals such as ourselves. Often a 15-minute conversation with our team gives the reassurance that there are options available. Small steps will make a big difference. You’re not alone. There are lots of people in the same situation. Help is available!