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Landlord urges tenants to get help with debt

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Finance

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A Burnley social landlord is to urge its tenants to get support with their financial concerns during its coming Debt Awareness Week.

Organised by StepChange Debt Charity, Calico's Debt Awareness Week (20–26 January) is a national campaign aimed at getting people talking about the money worries that keep them awake at night.

As part of the campaign, Calico’s money wise team is urging customers to make the most of the vital support they provide.

James Haigh, Calico’s income advisor, said: “We know that, for a lot of people, January can be a tough month financially. This year will be especially difficult for many, given the ongoing challenges of welfare reform and the economic climate.

“Because of the stigma around debt, people who are struggling with money often turn to further credit, such as pay day loan companies and loan sharks, running the risk of falling even further into debt.

“We want customers to know we’re here to help before it reaches this point. It never hurts to check if you’re OK, but don’t wait until it’s too late. If you have money worries, get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

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