Debt counselling service expands in Maidstone

A faith-based service helping people deal with their debts has expanded its work in Kent.

National charity Christians Against Poverty has set up a new office in Maidstone, and launched the service at Bearsted Community Church on Sunday.

Charity chief executive Matt Barlow said it was estimated 3,500 or more households across the Maidstone area could be struggling with debt.

He said the Maidstone centre could offer free help and advice.

Manager of the Maidstone centre, Peter Holland, said the office was now one of 150 similar services across the UK.

He said: "To get our free help, all people have to do is pick up the phone."

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