Leeds & West Yorkshire

Debt charity CCCS recruiting staff in Leeds

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) is to recruit 100 new members of staff in Leeds.

The national charity was contacted by 418,000 people struggling to repay unsecured debt in 2010 and expects that figure to rise this year.

It claims increasing prices, rising household bills and job insecurity means many more people face financial difficulty.

CCCS offers a free advice service for people with debt problems.

A report, commissioned by the charity earlier this year, claimed three million households in the UK were already struggling financially.

The report added that a further 3.2 million households were at risk of falling into financial difficulty.

Leanne Teague, CCCS resourcing manager, said the organisation had to prepare for an increased number of inquiries by recruiting additional staff in Leeds.

She added: "Our members of staff are on the front line of this growing problem, acting as the first point of contact for people who are struggling to cope and making sure they get the help they need."

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