CCCS expands free advice service

Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has extended its helpline opening hours and free calls from mobile phones in order to make its service more available to people struggling to cope with problem debt.

The CCCS freephone helpline will now be open between 9am and 3pm every Saturday and will be free to call from UK mobiles.

The move comes after the charity identified what it said was a clear demand for telephone advice at the weekend, and a high proportion of clients (25%) calling from mobile phones.

CCCS will also continue to offer free debt advice via its online debt counselling tool, Debt Remedy, which is available 24 hours a day.

Delroy Corinaldi, CCCS director of external affairs, said: “Around 370