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Money Advice Service

Find out more about Money Advice, a new service that offers free, confidential financial help to our Lichfield District residents.

Offering a free, confidential Money Advice service to help you manage your money. About the service Bromford Living, in partnership with Lichfield District Council, now offers a free, confidential Money Advice service to local people. For homeowners and tenants within Lichfield District, the service aims to help make the most of residents’ incomes, manage debt, and offers advice to help maintain tenancies or mortgages.

Examples of how we may be able to help include: • checking benefit entitlement and

helping with claims • drawing up an affordable and

sustainable budget • negotiation with creditors to set

Our Money Advisor can offer advice and help on a range of problems, including:

mortgage/secured loans arrears rent arrears to private landlords council tax arrears utility arrears - gas, water, electricity credit debts - credit cards, bank overdrafts, loans etc payday loans doorstep loans - e.g. Provident, Shopacheck budgeting problems

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up affordable payment arrangements filling in court forms - defence forms, applications to suspend eviction etc advice on your rights and responsibilities concerning debt helping to challenge liability for debt representation at court for mortgage/rent possession advice on insolvency options e.g. bankruptcy, debt relief orders, IVA filling in bankruptcy forms applications for charitable support

Appointments Our Money Advisor offers appointments at Lichfield District Council’s offices based at Frog Lane in Lichfield. We can also visit local people in their homes if they do not have transport or are ill or disabled.

Do you need help with money matters? If you are finding it difficult to manage your finances and need some expert help, please contact our Money Advisor, Sophie Martin.

Contact Money Advisor Sophie Martin Telephone: 01543 308708 Email: Alternatively, text your name and address to 07843355683 and we will call you back. The Money Advice service is run in partnership by Bromford Living and Lichfield District Council.

Contact our Money Advisor to see if we can help you to manage your money

Other leaflets in the You and Your Home series: • Housing Services • Adapt or Improve your Home • Private Rented Accommodation • Homelessness • Homelessness Reviews &

If you have a housing enquiry, contact us. Please ask to speak to the council’s housing options team Telephone: 01543 308000, Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm. Email:

Appeals • Money Advice

For help and advice to find a home that’s right for you, visit our housing options and advice website at: housingoptions

Address: Housing Services District Council House Frog Lane Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6ZE

If you need this leaflet in another format, such as large print, please call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308000 and ask to speak to housing services or email

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Money advice leaflet