Posted: 02 March 2017

Listen to real stories of debt

Children we've spoken to about debt are often all too aware of their parents' money troubles, and feel guilty asking for money for their lunch or a bus fare to a friend’s house.

Jake's story illustrates the challenging truth of growing up in debt.

Tap or click the button below to listen to Jake's story, and then choose your own ending. Listen to what life would be like for Jake and his family if they had the breathing space scheme we are asking the Government to introduce.

Join our campaign

Please join our campaign to help make sure stories like Jake’s get the ending they deserve. We’re calling on the Government to introduce a breathing space scheme.

give families in debt space to breathe


Jake's story is a composite; names, voices and identifying details have been changed to protect people’s identities.

By Nicole Fassihi - Campaigns team

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