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Talk to your Council about money this 'Talk Money Week'

Mendip District Council is encouraging residents who are struggling financially to come forward and talk.

The Council can support those with money worries and wants to reassure residents that they need not suffer in silence when help is out there.

Your Council can:

It's part of a national five-day campaign to get people to share their concerns during Talk Money Week, 8-12 November. It's organised by the Money and Pension Service and aims to build financial confidence and resilience in people, by encouraging conversation. Talk Money Week, 8-12 November 2021

Citizens Advice Mendip  Citizen Advice Mendip website and Government organisations such as Money Helper www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en support the campaign. They offer free advice and guidance on benefits, work, housing, debts, scams and more. So if you feel more comfortable approaching them with your financial concerns, they'd welcome your enquiries.

Cllr Barry O'Leary, Portfolio Holder for Enterprise and Finance, said: "Talking about money is so important. It's vital that residents speak up if they are struggling financially, so they can find out what's out there.

"A simple conversation with Mendip could help lift a weight off your shoulders and result in you getting the help you need, simply and quickly.

"I urge any resident who is concerned about their bills to pick up the phone and talk to us."

Follow us on Mendip District Council Facebook and Twitter during the campaign for advice, information and links on how your Council and our partner organisations can support residents in difficulty.

Learn more about Talk Money Week here: https://maps.org.uk/talk-money-week/.

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