The number of people struggling with debt rose by more than a third over the last 12 months.
New figures from debt charity StepChange show that the number of people contacting them for help or advice in the Milton Keynes area rose from 1,226 in 2013 to 1,670 last year, a rise of 36 per cent.
Mike O’Connor, chief executive of StepChange, said: “More and more families in the Milton Keynes area are falling into debt and struggling to make ends meet.
“For those living on the edge of their financial means, taking control of the situation can seem a daunting, if not impossible, prospect, but taking positive steps towards tackling debt is crucial to getting back on your feet.
“We urge those who are worried about their debt problems to seek free confidential advice as soon as possible.”
For more information visit www.stepchange.org/debtawareness