I always knew the time would come when Zero-credit was not mine any more... It was about this time last year that I took the very first steps towards making that happen, with a series of visits to the Cooperative and Social Enterprise Development Agency in Leicester.
Now, Thanks to an UnLtd Level 1 award and six months into creating our debtors' coop, this website is really beginning to feel like it is owned by a community. I owe a huge debt of gratitude (my favourite kind of debt!) to Penny Ritson and all the lovely people she has persuaded, cajoled and encouraged into writing here. Over the past few weeks I have learned so many new ways of living #creditfree!
For my part, I have been busy developing content for the Debtors' Coop Information Service, which went live to great acclaim in "The Independent" earlier this month. As you might expect, we're also working on funding for more extensive research into unmanageable debt, so we can continue to support people out of it. We're particularly keen to develop tools, which prevent over-indebtedness. Remember that Members can contribute to our Research & Development programme too, so if you want to become involved, e-mail TheSecretary@debtors.coop.
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