Our Objectives

At the heart of the charity’s philosophy is the prevention and cure of consumer debt problems in the UK.

Whilst our primary focus is on helping those that are in need of advice and support today, we strongly believe that improving financial literacy amongst the next generation is key to tackling increasing levels of unmanageable consumer debt in the UK.

Debt Advice Foundation’s primary objects are:

The prevention or relief of poverty for the public benefit and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, this may include:

  • the provision of free, impartial and appropriate debt advice to people with unaffordable debt.
  • to help people with debt problems to gain access to appropriate solutions that will help them.
  • to promote education, for the public benefit, in financial capability and money management so as to reduce the likelihood of debt misuse.
  • to undertake or fund research to understand why problem debt happens and its effect on individuals, families and the wider United Kingdom economy and to disseminate useful results.