Islington People’s Rights (IPR) launched the Islington Water Debt Advice Project, in April 2018, with funding from the Thames Water Trust Fund. This project offers a face to face specialist debt advice and casework service, delivered by an experienced debt caseworker to Islington residents. The focus will be on those with water debts, but the service can assist with other debts, notably utility debts. The service will help people in debt to maximise their income and better manage their debt. It will also help them to develop sustainable repayment plans and correctly prioritise debts. The service will encourage individuals to better understand budgeting and how to manage their money effectively, and be delivered through one to one appointments.
Residents with debts can contact IPR for an appointment, by ringing the telephone advice line on 020 7561 3685 between 2 and 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Organisations can also contact IPR if they have members or clients with debts, particularly those that work with vulnerable members of the local community.