When someone is struggling with debt it can be very difficult to know what to do or where to go for help. Indeed many people aren't even aware that there is free debt advice out there. Guiding someone to professional debt advice is a vital step in helping them deal with their debt problems.
This new resource equips people to be the link between someone who's in debt and the professional support and advice they need. It's for anyone who would like to know more about the causes and impact of debt and how to signpost confidently and effectively to debt advice.
The workshop is designed to be run in two and half hours, ideally in groups of 5 -15, and consists of facilitator led discussions and activities. It is supported by a series of video clips covering the more technical aspects of the course along with real-life stories from those affected by debt.
It does not equip individuals to provide debt advice themselves - this a regulated activity for which authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority is required.