One of the greatest anxieties for adults facing debt and money problems is not talking about them. High-cost loans and the constant tide of demands on a person’s money, means a small money problem can rapidly become a big one if they don’t seek help.
It is common that people grapple with money problems for months or even years before they ask for outside help. Research has shown that as with other resources such as foodbanks, advice services are often approached only as a last resort. A sense of personal failure and shame are incredibly powerful forces.
The Just Finance Foundation’s Money First Aid equips staff and volunteers in support services to guide someone to the help they need. The online tool hosts key resources, tips for talking about money and links to organisations that can offer advice. For quick access wherever you are it can be saved to your phone, laptop or tablet.
Paul Hackwood, Director of Just Finance Foundation...