Care for the Family have published a new debt resource, 'Money, Debt and Family Life' available at this link. It's one of a whole series of pdfs, available here, which cover things like adoption, eating disorders, miscarriage, step-parenting, postnatal depression, caring for elderly relatives etc. They are very well set out, and are great resources for a support group, or for any church or individual looking for a good starting point for advice and help.
Other debt links, mentioned on the document, include:
Offers a helpline, information pack and fact sheets.
Freephone: 0808 808 4000
Consumer Credit Counselling Service: Offers a help pack and advice
Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8NG
Freephone helpline: 0800 13 8 1111
(open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday).
Email: email@example.com http://www.cccs.co.uk/
Christians Against Poverty (CAP):
A national debt counselling charity working through a network of 64 centres based in local churches.
Jubilee Mill, North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EW
Tel: 012 74 760720 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the credit crunch, fuel and food prices starting to bite, never mind the 10p tax abolition, problem debt is an increasing problem, and if churches are asking 'what can we do to help our communities?' then this is part of the answer.