Posted: 26 October 2016

Families need breathing space from debt

For too many children living in families struggling with debt, a knock at the door can be terrifying. Our latest video aims to show the damaging effect debt can have to the mental health of a young person. No child should be afraid to answer the door. No young person is ready to deal with intimidating baliffs.

Please share our video and ask the Government to implement a Breathing Space scheme to protect children from the #DebtTrap.


Join the campaign 

Children living in families struggling with problem debt are five times more likely to be unhappy than children in families without debt troubles.


Join us and call for a 'breathing space' scheme to help families in debt. This would  stop debts from increasing for a period of up to 12 months and allow families to tackle their debts in a manageable way, without visits from intimidating bailiffs.

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By Nicole Fassihi - Campaigns team