Dealing with debt
How Can L&Q Help?
I am in debt what should I do?
If you are in debt, these are important do's and don'ts:
- Don't ignore the problem or try to hide debts, things will just get worse
- Don't just borrow more money to repay debts
- Do get free professional advice
- Do make a list of everyone you owe money to and let them know that you are having problems
- Do prioritise debts and pay the most important first
If I am in in debt how can L&Q help?
L&Q are here to help you and we have a range of in house money guidance services which offer free and impartial advice on money management. Contact L&Q Direct for more information or email the Resident Support team.
What if I want to speak to someone about debt outside of L&Q?
If you would like to speak to an expert outside of L&Q, we have a partnership with a number of Citizen Advice Bureaux across London who provide free and impartial advice to our residents.
To find out if there is a CAB in your area go to the Citizens Advice Bureau website.
Can I find advice on debt anywhere else?
There are lots of places where you can find help with any debt issues you may be facing, some that L&Q recommended are:
Trained professional advisers can give you free, independent advice about welfare benefits, grants and other financial help so you can get the money that is available to you. You can call the helpline on 0808 802 2000 (free from most phones).
If you have any debt problems call 0808 808 4000 Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday, 9.30am to 1pm for free independent and confidential advice. Advisors can also send you free information packs.
Money Advice Service
A free information service on money matters for the consumer. Call 0300 500 5000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.