Readers Club Useful Links

LOAN SHARKS
The illegal Money Lending Team tackles loan sharks. To report a loan anonymously email reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk for England, in Scotland email loansharks@glasgow.gov.uk or if you’re in Wales imlu@cardiff.gov.uk.

CREDIT UNIONS
Credit unions are not-for-profit organisations that provide bank accounts, loans and saving. They may help people the banks won’t. To find your local credit union click here, or call 0161 832 3694.

BENEFITS

DEBT ADVICE
Free help for anyone struggling with debt:

MENTAL HEALTH

There are a number of services on offer but some are by referral only, so your first port of
call might be your GP.

  • Mind offers a range of support including group activities, home visits, and advice on benefits and housing. For more information click here.
  • For people really struggling to cope, contact Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

ADVICE AND YOUR RIGHTS

  • Citizens Advice provide help for everyday problems from employment to housing and
    debt. Call 03444 111 444 or click here
  • For information on your rights in the workplace, visit the ACAS website here.