Many of us are struggling to manage our finances with the additional impact of COVID 19.
For those of you living in Croydon, below is a list of support agencies with contact details who provide free help and support if you are struggling financially and/or in debt.
I have also provided contact details for other Agencies based in the UK who provide support on a nationwide basis.
Croydon Council Money Advice Service
Address: Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
Telephone: 020 8726 6000 ext 63696.
Age UK Croydon
Address: 2 Katharine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX
Telephone: Advice Helpline: 020 8686 0066 or Office: 020 8680 5450
Opening times: 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
‘We provide seamless access to information, advice, advocacy and hearing support services to people in Croydon’.
South West London Law Centres
Address: 5th Floor Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon, CR0 1QQ
Telephone: 020 8767 2777
Opening times: 9:30am to 5pm
‘South West London Law Centres provides specialist legal advice and representation to people who could not otherwise afford access to justice. Our solicitors focus on social welfare law issues such as community care, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration & asylum, debt and welfare benefits to people living across South West London.’
Citizens Advice Croydon
Address: 48-50 Portland Road, South Norwood, SE25 4PQ
Telephone: 020 8684 2236
Opening times: See website
‘Citizens Advice Croydon provides the advice people need for the problems they face including welfare benefits, housing, employment, debt, consumer, legal and more. The service also improves the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.’
CAP(Christians against Poverty)
Telephone: 0800 328 0006
Opening times: 9:30am–5:00pm Monday–Thursday and 9:30am–3:30pm on Fridays
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) was launched in 1996 and has been helping people to understand how to manage their income and get out of debt.
Throughout the United Kingdom there are additional agencies who also provide support and/or training information see below list:
Telephone: 0800 138 1111
Opening times: 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm Saturday
Telephone: 020 7943 0500 or 0300 500 5000 – Advice Line
Opening times: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm(excluding bank holidays)
Telephone: 0800 808 4000
Opening times: Monday – Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9.30am-1pm
The Money Charity
Telephone: 020 7062 8933
If you are unsure about your benefit entitlement and wish to maximise your income you can use the following agencies: please see the links below.
‘we provide information and financial support to help people to get back on track’
‘use our free benefit calculator to find out what you are entitled to’