SHP is taking part in Talk Money Week 2021, an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Money and Pensions Service (now called Money Helper) aimed at encouraging everyone to open up about their money and pensions.
Held from 8 to 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 activities going on 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.
As part of the week, SHP and partners are running two drop-in sessions for people to pop in for free advice and information on anything from; tips for good money management to help with benefits or debt advice, loan sharks and scams, energy efficiency, to how you can save money for your future.
Monday 8 November
Who’s there: Sutton Housing Partnership team, Money Helper, CroydonPlus Credit Union, St Helier Community Food Shop, Sutton Council’s Welfare Reform and Trading Standards teams
Venue: Thomas Wall Close, 52 Benhill Avenue, Sutton SM1 4DP
Time: 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 10 November
Who’s there: Citizens Advice Sutton, Sutton Housing Partnership, Money Helper, CroydonPlus Credit Union, St Helier Community Food Shop, the council’s Welfare Reform and Trading Standards teams, Christians Against Poverty, JobCentre Plus, Sutton Healthy Homes (energy efficiency and advice)
Venue: Hill House, Bishopsford Road, Carshalton, Morden SM4 6BL
Time: 10am to 2pm
Thursday 11 November
Join Citizens Advice Sutton for a Q&A with a qualified debt advisor, between 6.30pm and 7.30 pm. Join at 6.30pm on the Citizens Advice Sutton website.
CroydonPlus serves anyone living or working in the areas of Sutton, Croydon and Merton with savings and loans services.
For more information on Talk Money Week visit the webpage.