Funding for debt advice charity

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A debt management charity has received funding to help provide advice and assistance for the next two years.

Ashington-based Dawn Advice, offers confidential, independent and impartial advice on a range of issues, including debt, fuel debt and energy advice and family law.

The independent charity has received Big Lottery Funding until March 2017 to provide holistic debt advice and assistance to north east and Cumbria residents.

Hayley Cherry, the supervisor of the integrated debt advice team, said: “Our project was initially introduced due to the high level of demand for debt advice in the north east of England and Cumbria which resulted in longer waiting times in Citizens Advice Bureaux.

“There is an ever increasing demand for debt advice and our dedicated team are available to provide the support and assistance needed.”