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Our services are listed below with a brief summary of what is on offer. You might want to go to the other pages on the website for more information. It is not necessary to use all of them, just the ones that affect you.


We work with excellent partners in the work we do. They are working with Clean Slate because we think they can help you. They are specialists in their field and provide the most current and accurate information. To find out more about each one there are links for you on our Partners Page


Getting all the money that you are entitled to

We can’t find a better way of saying it than that really. There are massive changes in the benefit system happening now and stretching into the future, for example you may have heard about ‘Universal Credit’ – like what’s that?

We can find out what you can claim, and importantly help you claim it


Sorting out your debts 

Things might change but you will notice that this website doesn’t bother much with statistics, mainly because they are mind-boggling! How can you relate to a trillion pounds? That’s the number with 12 zero’s after it. One person’s £20 fine can be as important to them as someone else’s £2K Council Tax bill is to them. We help sort out what’s what in terms of priority and what you can afford to pay back.


Finding a loan you can afford to pay back

Often we ask people who see us where they would find £300 if they needed it in a hurry. Some say a bank – now there’s a thought! Others come up with doorstep lenders, payday loans, even loan sharks, but it’s not often anyone mentions credit unions, CDFI’s (yes I know – what?). The wrong choice can have a long standing effect on you, so we help you with a list of options and what’s involved with interest rates, APRS’s, fees, penalties and the like.


What is the best deal for you for gas and electric?

That’s a good question? Is it worth trying to find out the best deal? Aren’t the energy companies in it together? Whatever your thoughts there are many times that Clean Slate has found large, I mean big, as in £100’s of savings by switching supplier. You may think you can’t switch because of arrears but that might not be the case.


Help you find a job

That’s easier said than done at the moment and Clean Slate fully recognises that the time may not be right for working. Others though may want to take steps towards employment. Moving from long-term incapacity benefit plus housing and council tax benefit into a job for the first time in a long time is not an easy step to take but we can advice you how to make a start and whether it’s worth it moneywise.


Budgeting your money

Of course how did you get in such a mess in the first place? That’s a good question really and one that’s quite reasonable to ask. Do you want it all to happen again? Much as we like you we don’t want to see you forever so a little help working out a budget of what money is coming in and out may be a good idea. For example, it might help you manage the cost of running a home. We also offer a budgeting qualification so that you can tell everyone that you know what you are doing.


Did I mention all these services are FREE and completely confidential?

Graham Brewis

Director - Clean Slate