General Info

If you are looking for information on advice agencies in bristol, want to check to see if you are getting the benefits you are entitled to, or want to report a loan shark then the info below should help.

1) Advice agency info
All the Citizen Advice Bureau infosheets on debts, bailiffs and mortgages are available online at:
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU:
Generalist Advice Service Broad Street 12 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HL

Telephone Number: 0844 499 4718 Fax Number: 0117 934 9829 Monday: 9.30 – 13:00 (appointments am & pm) Tuesday: 9.30 – 13:00 Wednesday: 9.30 – 13:00 (appointments am & pm) Thursday: 9.30 – 13:00 (appointments am & pm) Friday: 9.30 – 13:00 (appointments am & pm) Saturday: 9.30 – 12:00 (Appointments only)

Debt Emergency
Speak directly to a money advice specialist on their emergency debt line 0117 9258 565
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00am – 1:00pm. or email us at debtemergency@bristolcab.org.uk
Mortgage Payment Problems
They provide advice and support and if necessary court representation for people who are falling behind with mortgage payments.
To use this service email them at mortgagepayments@bristolcab.org.uk or contact them on 0117 9258565 and ask for Andy Steward. (The telephone service operates 3-5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.)

Other advice centres:
EAST BRISTOL ADVICE CENTRE
108 Church Road
Redfield
Bristol
BS5 9LJ

Tel: 0117-378 1104

The National Debtline has helpful information online see:

http://nationaldebtline.co.uk/england_wales/debt_advice.php#3
2) LOANSHARKS AND DEBT PROFITEERS


To report a loanshark to the council:
Tel: 0300 1234 247

Problems with Brighthouse:
http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/brighthouse/

3) EXTRA MONEY
To see if you may be entitled to extra benefits and tax credits:
http://www.entitledto.co.uk/

Access to grants:
http://www.turn2us.org.uk/

4) DIRECT ACTION ON POVERTY
http://www.lcap.org.uk/

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