With Christmas fast approaching, act now and get advice if you’re worried about debt

Christmas, and all of the extra costs that comes with it, is now fast approaching.   

If you're already struggling to keep on top of your bills or are dealing with debt, the thought of preparing for Christmas can feel overwhelming.

At East Lothian Council, our message is simple - don't ignore the problem, it will only make it worse.  If you don't ask for help now, then you could find yourself in a worse position in the New Year. 

There are lots of people who can help and provide advice, so don't feel you have to deal with this alone. 

If you have fallen behind with your Council Tax or Council Rent payments, then we can help to get you back on track.  Our Welfare Rights team can also check to see if you are receiving all benefits and financial support you may be entitled to. 

If you are claiming Universal Credit and need help to budget, or have any other money management concerns, we can get you some help with that too. 

Don't delay, get in touch now.