Free debt advice and financial wellbeing support

by Sian Simpkins in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

Free debt advice and financial wellbeing support

Total raised £1,510

Gift Aid
+ est. £31.25
£2,000 target 16 days left
75% 18 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 3rd June 2024 at 1:09pm

To provide free debt advice and coaching on budgeting, CV writing, interview skills and more to enable everyone to live well on a low income

by Sian Simpkins in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

Colchester CMA Debt Centre is based in Colchester, and works in partnership with national charity Community Money Advice.

We know all about debt and what impact it has: it can feel like being in a prison where people can see no way out; it can make people feel afraid, ashamed, guilty, angry. We know it can make every part of life hard and stressful and make people feel like they can’t face another day.

But there is a way out! CCDC's  caring, compassionate Money Mentors can help people to get free - not only to get out of debt but teach you how to remain debt free in the future.

Since we started working in Colchester a decade ago, we have helped over 800 households, have seen well over 200 go debt free, and have supported and advised lots more people with budgeting skills, finding work and practical help.


Our help is available to anyone who is feeling crushed by debt, irrespective of race, ethnicity, sexuality, or faith.

Our services are always:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Sympathetic – you’ll never be judged
  • Face to face with a real person

Our advisers will:

  • take over dealing with creditors
  • help manage  household budgets
  • work with people for as long as they need help


We have expanded our team of staff and volunteers to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. As well as debt advice can offer individually-tailored support with budgeting and money management, CV writing and interview skills, cooking on a budget and much more, to help people not only tackle debt, but to live well and be resilient.

We need your support and help to raise funds to carry on providing these vital services in Colchester - thank you! 

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