Citizens Advice Ards and North Down has two in house Debt Advisers situated in the Bangor and Ards offices. They provide a first class service when it comes to helping clients with their debt problems. To contact either debt adviser please call the Advice Line on 0300 123 9287 for an initial consultation. An adviser will check if it is possible to maximise your income before taking your details and passing them on to our qualified Debt Advisers.
Citizens Advice Northern Ireland was awarded a three year contact by the Money Advice Service on the 1st April 2016 to provide free debt advice to the public across all council areas. The Service now has 17 full time Specialist Debt Advisers with at least one full time adviser based in Citizens Advice Offices in all eleven council areas.
This new service has been launched following research carried out by the Money Advice Service last year which is showing that on average 21% of adult individuals in Northern Ireland are over indebted.
Indeed Northern Ireland has the highest level of indebted individuals in the whole of the UK.
At Citizens Advice, we are only too aware that clients contacting our organisation amongst other issues, may be struggling with money and debt worries. Problem debt is rarely an isolated financial problem without additional consequence. The stress of managing tight finances, dealing with creditors, as well as the stigma associated with problem debt can lead to mental health difficulties, family breakdown and addiction.
Citizens Advice Free Debt advice is available:
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