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Help with terrible finances

les62les62 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2018 in Finances and extra costs
Hello everyone


  • les62les62 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I'm hoping there is someone that can help me with my terrible finances as I'm sinking fast as I'm unable to call companies on phone as its broken an unable  to leave the house because of anxiety.  Please help 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @les62 welcome t9 the community!

    Sorry to hear this, is there an email you could contact them on?
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @les62   Pleased to meet you.

    Sorry what has happened. You could Email them for support. As my friend @Ami2301 says.

    Have you any support?   Do you have neighbours or friends can help. I know fear of anxiety I have this myself and wondering how can we as a community advise. You could order a new phone on line. Mobile one . Then could arrive by tomorrow by then . Set up account with mobile company then you have a new phone.

    Do know could do that . All depends how much money you have. Do you have enough to do this.?

    Do you have the essentials food and items to make a meal with to live on.?

    I am one of the community champions on the forum.  As is my friend @Ami2301 . Being a weekend concerned.

    Hope to speak to you soon.

    Take care

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  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    edited October 2018
    welcome @les62 im so sorry to hear this, what is broken land line phone or mob ,have you got pc where you can email them ,  
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @les62

    Welcome to the community, I am sorry to hear you are struggling and I hope we can help. As others have suggested, could you email the companies?

    I found a not for profit agency who can help with debt and their email addresses, you could think about chatting with them? 

    Debt Support Trust 
    The Debt Support Trust is a not-for-profit debt advice charity covering England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland via its phone, email or online debt analyser tool.

    There may be a local debt help agency in your area. If so, check it is not-for-profit or a charity before signing up.

    Community Money Advice: It has a map showing where you can get face-to-face debt advice – see if there's one in your area. 

    Money Advice Service: Its debt advice locator helps you search for a debt advice service near you. 

    The information above comes from the MoneySavingExpert website.

    We have some advice around money and finances that could help.

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    For more on budgeting and money management, read our Beginner’s guide to managing your money.

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