Debt Free Advice has partnered with Citizens Advice North & West Kent to launch the Kent Money Advice Hubs, a new service that provides free, confidential and impartial advice to individuals struggling with financial difficulties. The service is fully funded by Kent County Council, ensuring that the advice offered is always completely free.
According to research from Citizens Advice, the number of people seeking debt advice increased by 16% in the three months to September 2022. The most pressing debt issues have been fuel debts, council tax arrears, rent arrears and credit and store card debts.
The Kent Money Advice Hubs offer free and confidential advice via various digital channels, including, video calling, messaging, and the traditional phone service. In addition, the hubs have installed video advice kiosks in several communities, allowing residents to receive on-the-spot advice from an advisor.
Residents in Kent now have access to free and confidential financial advice through the Kent Money Advice Hubs. Along with traditional channels such as phone and online messaging, the hubs also offer video advice kiosks in several communities, including:
- Gravesend Civic Centre, Windmill Road, Gravesend DA12 1AU
- Cliftonville Community Centre, St. Paul's Road, Margate CT9 2DB
- Aylesham BeChange, Ackholt Road, Aylesham CT3 3AJ
- Ramsgate Salvation Army Centre, 167A High Street, Ramsgate CT11 9TT
- The Willow Children's Centre, Brookfield Road, Ashford TN23 4EY
The kiosks allow residents to receive on-the-spot advice from an advisor, and they are an innovative solution for those who may not have access to digital channels.
To arrange an appointment, residents can visit www.kentmoneyadvicehub.com or contact the Money Advice Hub on 0800 808 5622.