LENDING A HAND

 
  
 
 
 
 


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LINKS

The following links may be helpful to you. The description of each comes from the website of the organisation concerned. We cannot take any responsibility for the advice contained within these websites and our offering you these links does not constitute financial or legal advice.

 

Insolvency Advice

Government Insolvency Service
Excellent site - has useful data on the various procedures available

Guidance on Corporate Insolvency
Site from the government (via Companies House agency) - technical!

R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
Whether your business is facing financial crisis or your personal debt is becoming unmanageable, taking early advice is good sense. R3's network of qualified and regulated members can help you.

 

Support Organisations

Citizens Advice Bureau (0845 120 2919)
Aims to provide advice and assitance to local clients in all areas of social law and related matters

Relate (01483 715 285)
Offers face-to-face advice, relationship counselling, workshops, consultations etc

Samaritans (01483 505 555)
Provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Job Centre Plus (0800 0556688)
Provides help and advice on jobs and training for people who can work, and financial help for those who cannot.

Turn2Us (0808 802 2000)
A charity that helps people access the money available to them, through welfare benefits, grants and other help.

Christians Against Poverty (0800 328 0006)
A national debt counselling charity with a network of 92 centres based in local churches.

Specific Local Advice

Gibson Hewitt & Co (0800 195 5858)
Local firm of chartered accountants and insolvency practitioners providing a wide range of insolvency and other options. First meeting is free and the website has some information on IVAs.

Enterprise First (0845 458 7535)
A non-profit organisation that provides free business advice to start ups and existing businesses.They run regular one to one clinics in Woking and Guildford as well as other main towns in Surrey.

Debt Advice Trust
UK-registered not-for-profit organisation which exists to enable people in serious debt. Note that this is more solution-based, and we would suggest that you seek advice before committing to anything, so as to ensure it is the most appropriate option.

Byfleet United Charities (e-mail link)
Local charities, sometimes able to offer a small grant

Pyrford Charities (e-mail link)
Local charities, sometimes able to offer a small grant

Parish of Wisley with Pyrford (01932 346 345)
Local group of churches, with a network of pastoral care, and other support

Kim Knight - Christian Counsellor (details to follow)
Trained professional conselling to help you get to grips with a range of issues