East Lothian Council

Managing debt

Other help available if you are worried about debt

Help and support

East Lothian Council’s Debt Management team works with lots of other Council teams and local and national organisations to ensure you get the help and support you need.

There are also lots of voluntary organisations and agencies who can help you if you have multiple debts and need advice.

More details can be found below.  

East Lothian Council

Phone Number

Council Tax

01875 824314

Rent Payment & Rent Arrears

01620 827528

Tenancy Support Service

01620 827827

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Scheme

01620 827124/827887

Scottish Welfare Fund (Crisis and Community Care Grants)

01620 827124/827887

Welfare Rights

0131 653 5230

Department for Work and Pensions

Phone Number

Jobcentre Plus - Musselburgh

0845 604 3719

Voluntary Organisations

Phone Num

Citizens Advice Bureau – Haddington

01620 824471

Citizens Advice Bureau - Musselburgh

0131 653 2748/2544

Money Advice Scotland

0141 572 0237

East Lothian Foodbank

07516 510617

Scottish Power Hardship Fund

0808 808 4000

Shelter Scotland 

0808 8004444

Other Organisations

Phone Number

Debt Arrangement Scheme 0300 200 2770

Accountant in Bankruptcy

0300 200 2600
Stirling Park - Sheriff Officer & Debt Collection Services 01563 545 818

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13264, Haddington, EH41 3YG

Telephone: 01620 827959

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