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Talking Money

Background

Talking Money was registered as a charity in February 1990. Set up by a group of volunteer legal professionals, we were originally known as ‘Bristol Debt Advice Centre’ (BDAC), and established as a response to the growing debt crisis in the city.

Talking Money is now based in West Street, Old Market, from where we provide Debt Advice, Energy Advice, Benefits Advice, Financial Education and Training and Consultancy. As a major provider of money advice in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, and as the lead agency for several partnerships, we play a vital role in making free, independent, confidential and professional advice available to people in financial difficulty.

We exist to:

  • Relieve and prevent poverty
  • Combat social and financial exclusion
  • Promote equality of opportunity
  • Promote access to justice for people with financial problems
  • Provide education on debt awareness and prevention, benefit rights, financial literacy (including digital skills) and social welfare

Services Offered

Our partners offer a number of services in addition to Debt Advice. The areas of advice that they offer include:

Debt & Money Advice

Welfare Benefits Advice

Access Details

Debt Free South West and our partners are dedicated to removing barriers to receiving advice and so our partners offer a range of facilities including:

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Toilet

Induction Loop

Accessible Documents

Telephone Interpreter Service

Centre details, opening times and location

  • Opening times

    Monday:        9:30 - 17:00

    Tuesday:       9:30 - 17:00

    Wednesday:  9:30 - 17:00

    Thursday:      9:30 - 17:00

    Friday:           9:30 - 17:00

  • Where we are

    1 Hide Market, West Street
    St Philips
    Bristol
    BS2 0BH
    United Kingdom

  • How to find us

    • 6,7, 24, 35, 36, 37, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 48A, 49, 62
    • Street Parking, 3 hours, £3.00
    • Gardiner Haskins, 2 hours, £4.00
1 Hide Market, West Street
St Philips
Bristol
BS2 0BH
0117 954 3990

Monday:        9:30 - 17:00

Tuesday:       9:30 - 17:00

Wednesday:  9:30 - 17:00

Thursday:      9:30 - 17:00

Friday:           9:30 - 17:00

Your advice team

Cheryl Swift

subtitle: Debt Technical Supervisor

Cheryl Swift is the Debt Technical Supervisor at Talking Money.

Sarah Preece

subtitle: Client & Operations Lead

Sarah Preece is the Client & Operations Lead at Talking Money.