On behalf of Norfolk Association of Local Councils
Don’t panic, help is at hand. The most important thing is don’t hide your head in the sand. Talk to someone and see if you can work something out.
Avoid loan sharks! It may seem tempting to take out a short-term unregulated loan to get you out of a fix, but this can lead to huge problems down the line, including violence and intimidation and paying back many times what you borrow.
The first port of call should be your G.P. practice – ask to be referred to a social prescriber, in some areas they are called community connectors or living well connectors. All GP services in Norfolk are connected to a team of social prescribers who are themselves connected to a range of advice and help providers and they can help you find the support you need in the quickest possible way.
Download below are the details for a range of other agencies who may be able to help.