believe housing is taking part in Talk Money Week, an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Money and Pensions Service to encourage everyone to open up about their money and pensions.
Held from Monday, 8 to Friday, 12 November, Talk Money Week aims to reduce the stigma around money by encouraging conversations among families, friends, neighbours, customers, colleagues and communities. Talking openly about money can have a huge impact on tackling money worries, and is important for our overall health and relationships. The impact of Covid-19 has made it more important than ever to start conversations about money to look after our financial wellbeing.
Throughout the week there will be activity in the UK to get more people talking about personal finance issues, and engaging with topics such as saving regularly, planning for retirement, dealing with debt, and teaching children and young people about managing money.
Tenancy Sustainment Manager at believe housing, Jayne Adamson, said: “Lots of people don’t want to talk about their finances. It’s understandable that most people view their money situation as a deeply personal one. But talking to the right people is not the same as talking to everyone.
“Whether it’s a trusted friend or family member, talking about any concerns will definitely help. And if you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone you know, we’ve got great listeners at the end of the phone who might also be able to help find solutions. Our Money Matters Team are experts at helping customers find ways to improve their financial situation.”
Caroline Siarkiewicz, Chief Executive at the Money and Pensions Service says: “As we continue to respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, financial wellbeing remains key to the UK’s recovery: a financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, business, and the economy. Talk Money Week provides a key opportunity for the nation to break the taboo of discussing money and finances. We are pleased to see so many organisations encouraging conversations about money – from pocket money to pensions – to help people across the country make better informed and more positive decisions about their finances.”
For more information visit the Talk Money Week website.