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Published 24th Jun 2011

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Independent advice on debt and other finance issues is being laid on for Middlesbrough residents – and it’s completely free.

Middlesbrough Partnership’s Financial Inclusion Group is making sound financial support and advice available to as many people as possible.

The latest in a series of Free Advice Days – open to all members of the community - takes place on Wednesday, July 6, from 10am to 2pm in the West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust Acklam Green Centre in Stainsby Road, Middlesbrough.

Partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors will be on hand to ensure people know where to go for help on financial, legal, housing and employment issues.

Some appointments will be pre-booked – but members of the public are welcome to drop in and chat to caseworkers, with every attempt made to deal with their problems on the spot.

Help will be on hand for any issues around personal and household finance including:


  • Debt problems
  • Benefit checks and claims
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Rent and Council Tax arrears
  • Saving money on energy bills
  • Joining a credit union to help them save
  • Job searches and back to work calculations

Middlesbrough Partnership Financial Inclusion Group Chairman John Daniels said: “With widespread cuts to local services starting to take effect and the cost of living rising all the time, it’s vital that people know what they’re entitled to – and where they can turn for help.

“Family budgets are under unprecedented pressure and it’s more important than ever that we are able to manage our finances to make our money go as far as possible – and understand the options open to us when things go wrong.”

Councillor Julia Rostron, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Community Protection, said: “These are tough times for everyone, and people need sound, impartial advice and support more than ever.

“Events such like the Free Advice Day can mean the difference between despair and hope – I’d urge anyone who has a problem, however small, to attend.”

How to attend

For more information or to make an appointment, call 01642 802284 or simply drop in between 10am and 2pm.

Download: Free Advice Day information and directions

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Download: Money Advice Booklet

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A printed version is also available in limited numbers from Susan Borrow, Partnership Co-ordinator on 01642 729167, email:

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