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We back financial wellbeing campaign

Published: 9 November 2020

We're backing a national campaign to encourage people to have more open conversations about their money and pensions.

Talk Money Week (9 to13 November 2020) is designed to increase people’s sense of financial wellbeing and open up about personal finance.

Everyone has money worries and for many the coronavirus pandemic has increased concerns over finances with new challenges they may not have faced before.

Our Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Carol Hart said:

“Building money conversations into our everyday lives helps us build financial confidence and resilience to face income shocks, life events and whatever the future throws at us.

“Research shows that people who talk about their money make better and less risky financial decisions, help their children form good money habits for life and feel less stressed and more in control.

“We want to remind residents that there is plenty of support and advice out there to help you feel more in control of your financial wellbeing.”

Residents can access a wide range of advice on money, benefits and debt and where they can go for help on the council’s website.

Support is also available for residents with children who qualify for free school meals.

The Money Advice Service has some guides about how to talk about money at home with your partner, your children, older relatives or your friends.

You can get free confidential help via telephone, web chat or WhatsApp.