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YOU don’t have to spend money to sort out your debts.

That’s the advice from Sheffield Homes, whose free Money Advice Team helps tenants in financial trouble.

Team member Janice Bell said: “When people find their debts spiralling out of control, it is very easy to be persuaded by the various companies and doorstep lenders offering seemingly simple solutions for a small price.

“Your first port of call should be one of the many local organisations in Sheffield, such as ourselves, Citizens Advice and the Sheffield CAB Debt Support Unit, which can provide free, independent, expert advice and support. We can help you assess all the options available.”

Sheffield Homes manages 42,000 homes on behalf of Sheffield Council.

A third of households, or about 14,000 rent payers, are behind with their rent. Last year the team received record reports of loan sharks operating on estates.

Call the Money Advice Team on 0114 2930000 or 2053333, email enquiries@sheffieldhomes.org.uk or visit www.sheffieldhomes.org.uk