Progress Housing Group supports Talk Money Week

Talking about money is more important than ever amid ongoing financial impact of Covid-19

We're supporting Talk Money Week, an annual awareness campaign run by the Money and Pensions Service to encourage everyone to open up about their money and pensions.

Held from 9 to the 13 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 managing 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 throughout 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.

For more information on Talk Money Week visit www.maps.org.uk/talk-money-week/

Money advice for tenants

At Progress Housing Group, we have a wealth of resources for our tenants if you need support or guidance with money.

These include money advice and fraud prevention, budgeting and affordability, saving money and benefits. Visit our webpages here for money advice.

Worried about rent arrears or debt affecting your tenancy?

If you start to fall into rent arrears then please contact us immediately so we can help. We will work with you to agree a way of clearing the debt within a reasonable time.

Whatever your money troubles, it is really important that you don’t ignore them; debt won’t go away. Our Financial Inclusion Team offer free and confidential advice to help you with your money matters. You can find out more and contact our Financial Inclusion Team by clicking here.

David's story

David from St Annes was struggling to pay his rent and faced losing his home. David was going through a tough period in his life. His wife had recently passed away and his daughter was diagnosed as being critically ill.

With all the stress and worry getting on top of him, David wasn’t managing his money properly and soon found himself in debt. With the debt getting bigger, he was struggling to pay his bills.

David sought help from the team at Key Unlocking Futures, who worked with him to find a solution. He is now debt-free and is in credit with his rent account. David said that just being able to talk to someone about his debt problem was a massive weight lifted from his shoulders.

Watch David's story: