Debt Free South West
We are the lead agency for this formal partnership funded by the Money and Pensions Service. With over funding of over £1 million a year, our seven partner agencies deliver free, independent debt advice to over 6500 citizens living across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Gloucester. To find out more about this partnership and the agencies involved please keep reading.
Debt Free South West
A partnership of nine advice agencies providing free, independent debt advice across Bristol and the surrounding areas. Alongside Talking Money, the following advice agencies work in this partnership:
- Citizens Advice Bristol
Offering services in Bristol
0117 946 2564
- North Bristol Advice Centre
Offering services in North Bristol and South Glos
0117 951 5751
- South Bristol Advice Services
Offering services in South Bristol
0117 985 1122
- St Pauls Advice Centre
Offering services in Easton and St Pauls, Bristol
0117 955 2981
- GL Communities
Offering services in Gloucester and Stroud
01452 505544 / 01452 306581
- Citizens Advice North Somerset
Offering services across North Somerset
- Citizens Advice South Somerset
Offering services in Yeovil and South Somerset
0344 488 9623
- Citizens Advice Bath and North East Somerset
Offering services in Bath and North East Somerset
0344 848 7919
South Gloucestershire Advice Services
Free, independent advice and support across South Gloucestershire funded by South Gloucestershire Council and provided by Age UK South Glos; Bristol Law Centre; Citizens Advice South Glos; North Bristol Advice Centre and Talking Money.
Offers advice and support to increase financial opportunities to the local community of Barton Hill and surrounding areas. Funded by Bristol City Council and provided by Barton Hill Settlement; BRAVE Enterprise; Somali Resource Centre and Talking Money.
WHAM (Warmer Homes, Advice & Money)
Help with energy bills and usage, practical measures to make homes safe, secure and warm, benefits, budgeting and debt. Funded by Bristol City Council and provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy; WE Care & Repair; and Talking Money.
Delivery of debt, budgeting and benefits workshops to women who are moving-on from street sex work. The women have complex needs and vulnerabilities so sessions are adapted to fit around their needs.
Delivery of debt, budgeting and benefits workshops to male long-term prisoners due to be released. The men often have additional needs and due to their long sentences are out of touch with how to manage their money in a digital society.
Nationwide is funding Talking Money and CHAS Housing Advice to work together with a network of Children’s Centres in Bristol, to support families with money and housing-related problems to keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness. Many of the families that we support are in unsuitable accommodation and have multiple complex issues including sickness and disability, language barriers and immigration issues.