Together with the Department of Health (DoH) and the Money and Pension Service (MaPS) we hosted two successful webinars that presented attendees with practical tools, calculators and resources that could support social workers daily work with people who use services.
On this page you’ll find a video recording of the webinar, the full presentation for download and a list of useful links to support service users, whether they are facing debt or housing challenges.
Watch the Webinar:
1 – Debt
|Before you borrow
|Find out if you need to borrow money and whether you can afford it. Learn how to work out the true cost of borrowing.
|Taking control of debt
|Where to get free debt advice, how to speak to the people you owe money to, and tips to help you pay back your debts in the right order.
|Money Navigator Tool
|The coronavirus restrictions have affected millions of people and things are taking a while to recover. What this means for your finances will be very personal to you.
So if you’re looking for money guidance but don’t know where to start, you’re not alone.
2 – Loans
|Help with loans
|Learn about how personal loans work, better alternatives to payday loans, and help when borrowing from a credit union.
This section expands out to cover loan sharks, doorstep lenders, problems paying back pay day loans
3 – Credit Cards and Credit Ratings
|How to check your credit score
|How to improve your credit score
|Paying off your credit card
|Deciding on the best type of credit for you
4 – Budgetary Tools
5 – Savings
6 – Benefits
|Make sure you’re getting the right entitlements
|What to do when your benefits are cut
|Personal independence payment – an introduction
|Claiming tax credits
|Working tax credits
|Benefits and tax credits when you’ve lost your job
7 – Redundancy
|Claiming a tax rebate after losing your job
|Managing your money if your job is at risk
|Redundancy pay calculator
|Your pension options if you’re made redundant
|Out of work checklist things to do if you lose your job
8 – Family & Care
|Maternity and paternity rights
|Having a baby
|When someone dies
|Divorce and separation
|Making a will
|Talking about money
|Talking your children about money
|Support for carers
|Care advice and help
|Paying for care
|Illness and disability