Dear Adrian Windisch,
I'm just one of three million people in Great Britain currently in problem debt. Many millions more are at risk of falling into difficulty.
If you're elected as an MP in May you will represent me in Parliament. So I wanted to know what action you will take to help people like me avoid problem debt in the future.
My debts got out of hand when I lost my job and was unemployed for 3 months, I have worked full time since leaving school in 1982 and had never been in this position before. As a single woman I have no one I could ask for help and the help available through the job centre was nonexistent. During this period I became desperate and even contemplated suicide as I just couldn't see a way out. Fortunately I found StepChange and I'm now paying an amount I can just about afford but which leaves me with nothing for myself!
StepChange Debt Charity has set out six actions the next Government can take to help people avoid and get out of problem debt, including building up savings and better protection when people are struggling.
Please let me know what you would do to help people like me avoid problem debt.Yours sincerely,
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