National Debt Day – Monday 18th January 2016
This coming Monday 18th January, the national debt support charity StepChange will be running #DebtDay – a one-day social media event which is designed to let as many people as possible know that free debt advice and support is available to them.
The reason behind #DebtDay is that now the festive season has been and gone, most of us are being forced to face up to the real cost of Christmas, whether it be a bigger waistline or an empty bank account. However for many in Britain, especially the 2.6 million people who are thought to struggle with severe debt problems already, the January hangover can be the final straw which tips an already stretched budget to breaking point.
Over 20,000 people are expected to either visit the StepChange website or phone in on the organisation’s Helpline, seeking advice and support on how to manage debts which are expected to total over £50 million – so you’ll be far from alone if you are in serious financial difficulty and are thinking of calling in too.
This #DebtDay, StepChange has pledged to report on the total amount of debt reported every hour, post real stories from real people about their experiences, run advisory debt clinics and much more.
So if you are stressed, anxious and in serious financial difficulty, or even a friend or family member, a single phone call to StepChange could make all the difference – it only takes a few seconds to make up the phone and make a call which could be lifechanging.
If you, like thousands of other people, want to show your support for #DebtDay, here are the ways that you can do so:
- Quick Info
- Visit Thunderclap.it and it’s National #DebtDay support page here and follow the instructions
- Tweet your support, put up a post on Facebook or post on Tumblr – someone who you don’t know is struggling could benefit from StepChange’s help
- Tell your friends and family to tell anyone they know who is struggling financially about #DebtDay and StepChange
To find out more about StepChange, the UK’s leading debt support charity, just visit their website to learn more. Or alternatively give them a call on their Helpline: 0800 138 1111
It is expected that those who get in contact will be seeking help with debts of over £50 million in total.
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