Changes to the benefits and tax credits system are causing a great deal of uncertainty. The Devon Strategic Partnership provides advice on welfare reform.
Advice is also available from the Joint Public Issues Team.
Debt advice is available from:
- The Money Advice Service
- Citizens Advice Bureau Devon
- Credit Union: Savings and Loans Devon leaflet
- Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
- Community Money Advice
CAP runs debt advice sessions in Devon towns including Barnstaple, Exeter, East Devon, Exmouth, Kingsteignton, South Hams, Torquay and Plymouth.
The National Debtline telephone number is 0808 808 4000.
There is also a website at www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
There are currently three Credit Unions in Devon. Savings and Loans Devon leaflet.
Each Credit Union works as a local saving and loans scheme. They operate service points in many localities, some based in churches.
Plough & Share Credit Union Ltd
Over 35 ‘Service Points’ across Devon and Torbay
The City of Plymouth Credit Union
Serving Plymouth and surrounding area with 16 collection points including schools.
HOPE (Plymouth) Credit Union Ltd
Serving communities in the City of Plymouth and surrounding districts.
The diocese supports the Living Wage campaign and encourages all churches and institutions to pay the Living Wage to their employees.
Community Economics and Currencies
The Exeter Pound is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company: http://www.exeterpound.org.uk
Find out more about the Totnes Pound: http://www.totnespound.org