Our lives are perhaps most directly influenced at the local level – though our homes, schools, places of work, and neighbourhoods. And it’s at a local level where residents can come into contact with services and support mechanisms that can improve their lives.
Your local authority is well placed to support residents’ financial wellbeing through a wide range of services:
- Offering social housing tenants support with skills such as budgeting, or offering them money guidance at key life stages such as maternity/paternity or redundancy.
- Supporting schools and children’s services to offer children and young people a meaningful financial education, so they can make informed choices about their money in adult life.
- Embedding our free tools and content on your websites to support residents directly with finding local debt advice, budgeting, coronavirus money guidance and more.
- Recovering council tax in a way that collaborates with debt advice agencies to support people in arrears.
We can offer free, bespoke support to your different services to help you integrate free money guidance, tools and financial wellbeing strategies.