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Debt letter amnesty

Posted on 30th September, 2015 by Lincoln Against Poverty

Worried about debt letters or putting off opening your post because you’re scared of what might be inside?

Fear not, because help is available.

One of the ideas put forward at this year’s Lincoln Against Poverty Conference was a debt letter amnesty where people can get help with their finances and guidance on how to get back on track.

As a result, Christians Against Poverty will be holding a drop-in session at St Giles Community Centre on Monday, October 5 between 1pm and 5pm, where anyone can take along their debt letters, opened or unopened, and get free, confidential advice from a debt coach.

Simon Hoare, from Christians Against Poverty, said: “The debt letter amnesty is for you if you are worried about any letters you’ve received about debts.

“Perhaps you are not sure what you need to do about them, or maybe you haven’t been able to face opening them yet.

“This is an opportunity to do something positive in a confidential way, with a trained debt coach at no cost. You just need to drop in to the session and one of the team will be able to meet with you privately and discreetly, without any pressure.”

Christians Against Poverty is a national charity with local branches, including one based in the city. Nationally it helps around 38,000 people a year with debt advice by offering help, job clubs and money management courses. Its vision is to help answer the national problem of debt by opening a CAP Debt Centre and running a CAP Money Course in every town and city in the UK so anyone can receive CAP’s life changing help.

Anyone who would like more information about the drop-in session can call 01522 544500.

Please see the PDF below for more details.

Debt letter amnesty