Debt advice and information

Benefit Calculator

The benefit calculator can give you an indication of the types of means-tested benefits you may be entitled to and will help to identify if you are claiming all that you should be. You will be required to input data regarding household income, and expenditure on items such as rent and council tax. Details of these can be found on your online account (if you have signed up for one) or you can contact us.

Debt and Budgeting Advice Handbook

This guide is designed to give you the resources to create a financial statement for yourself, and to give you a clear picture of your overall budget.

Debt and budgeting advice handbook

Trouble Paying rent?

If you are having trouble paying your rent, it is vitally important that you contact your landlord to set up an arrangement to pay. If you are a Stevenage Borough Council tenant, you can contact us by using an online form found here or call your Income Advisor on 01438 242666. If you are unsure who your income advisor is, you can find out here. You may also want to look at the benefit calculator to see if there is any way for you to increase your income. You can also use the Debt and budgeting advice handbook.

Trouble paying Service Charges?

If you are struggling to pay your service charges you should contact Stevenage Borough Council as soon as possible to make an arrangement to pay. You can make an enquiry by filling in an online enquiry form found here or call your Service Charge Advisor on 01438 242666. You may also want to look at the benefit calculator to see if there is any way for you to increase your income. You can also use the Debt and budgeting advice handbook.

Contacts for Support

You can contact any of the organisations listed below if you need further help with any benefit or debt advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau
They can provide in depth debt advice and assistance and help with benefit checks also.
Swingate House
Stevenage
SG1 1AF
Advice line: 03444 111 444

Stepchange Debt Charity
They can provide in depth debt advice and set up a payment plan for you and deal with your creditors directly.
0800 138 111
www.stepchange.org

National Debt Helpline
Provide free debt advice over the phone
0808 808 4000
www.nationaldebtline.org

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Provide in depth debt advice and can set up a payment plan for you and deal with your creditors directly.

The Vineyard Centre
26b Park Place
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1DP
0800 328 0006