Registered charity number 1155848
Debt Advice at The Sherriff Centre is one of the core services of our charity and is at the heart of the social enterprise model that is The Sherriff Centre at St James.
Our vision has always been and remains, that the charity receives funding from the profits of the business’ within the church in order to deliver services back to the local community and surrounding areas.
Our services are available to residents in Camden, Brent and Westminster.
We are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and are a member of AdviceUK.
In essence the project is committed to providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice, information and support to people in West Hampstead and its surrounding area who are experiencing financial difficulty. The service offers advice on a wide range of debt issues including, utility debts, rent and council tax arrears, credit debts, overpayments of benefits and tax credits. We also aim to assist clients facing emergency situations including:
- Creditors about to take drastic action, e.g. eviction, repossession, disconnection, imprisonment, bailiffs
- Deadlines approaching, e.g. replying to court forms, court hearing date
- Other crisis, e.g. no money for food
The service is available two days per week in an office space within The Sherriff Centre.