Photo: Devon clergy learn more about local Devon Credit Unions.
Local Credit Unions
These are great ways to save and keep money in our local communities and help provide affordable loans.
The City of Plymouth Credit Union
Serving Plymouth and surrounding area with 16 collection points including schools.
Westcountry Savings and Loans
Backed by local Housing Associations, Westcountry Savings and Loans is a credit union available to us now in Devon.
Just Finance Foundation
Archbishop’s initiative and linked with the Church Urban Fund to adress the issues of financial exclusion, distress caused by unmanageable money worries and debt, and the lack of practical knowledge around budgeting, saving and spending.
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
- 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
The Diocese of Exeter supports the Living Wage campaign and encourages all churches and institutions to pay the Living Wage to their employees.
Community Economics and Currencies
Find out more about the Totnes Pound: http://www.totnespound.org