Benefits Advice

Business Debtline

Offers free confidential and independent helpline for self-employed people and small businesses who have debt problems.
Telephone: 0800 197 6026

Christians Against Poverty

Offers debt help, money courses and job clubs. You can enter your postcode on the CAP website to find out what services are available in your area.
Telephone: 01274 760 720

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau offer free, confidential, and impartial advice covering benefits, work, debt and money, consumer issues, relationships, housing, law and rights, discrimination, employment and education.  Popular pages have been translated into various languages.
Telelphone: 0844 4111 444 (Advice Line)

Debt Advice Foundation

Specialist debt charity offering free, confidential advice on any aspect of debt..
Telephone: 0800 043 40 50

Energy Saving Trust

Help on reducing fuel bills and making your home more energy efficient.
Telephone: 0800 512 2012

Food Banks

Vouchers are available for 3 days’ worth of food, which can then be collected from a food bank. Vouchers are usually available from a range of agencies including your local Children’s Centre and Citizens Advice Bureau offices. Please contact your local Children’s Centre for more information:

Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Children’s Centre
Telephone: 01923 268105

Borehamwood, Elstree and Shenley

The BECC Children’s Centre
Telephone: 020 8386 4038


Bushey Mill Children’s Centre
Telephone: 01923 235466

Bushey Heath

The Reddings Children’s Centre
Telephone: 020 8950 1112


Oughton Children’s Centre
Telephone: 01462 436 927

Park Street, Radlett and Aldenham

Park Street and St Stephen’s Children’s Centre
Telephone: 01923 673 698

Sopwell (south St Albans)

Sopwell and Verulam Children’s Centres
Telephone: 01727 774 090

JobCentre Plus

New benefit claims only:
Telephone: 0800 055 6688

Contact your local Jobcentre (eg to cancel or change an appointment):
Telephone: 0345 604 3719

Money Advice Service

The website has a number of useful guides and tools on managing your money. 

National Debtline

Provides a step by step guide to help you deal with your debts, as well as the option to phone or email if you need extra support.
Telephone: 0808 808 4000

StepChange Debt Charity

Provides free debt advice, support and legal help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 0800 138 1111

Thrive Home Tenants only

Financial Inclusion Officer
Help with benefits advice, budgeting, financial planning and finding cheaper energy suppliers.
Telephone: 0800 917 6077