Money touches every aspect of our lives. Money guidance is often given as part of wider services provided by many different types of organisations and practitioners. You may be a youth worker, a volunteer or providing assistance to vulnerable people. The network is designed to give you the support and information that can help make it easier for you to talk to others about their money worries.
The ‘Money Guiders’ programme, provided by the Money and Pensions Service, seeks to help organisations and practitioners deliver money guidance well throughout the UK. The Improvement Service will be developing the practitioner learning network in Scotland, supporting a wide range of individuals across all sectors that deliver any form of money guidance.
Join the network
You can join if you’re involved in delivering money guidance in any capacity as an individual or as an organisation. Registration and anything to do with the network is free.
Get involved with the network
There’s also an online community for the Money Guiders network in Scotland on the Knowledge Hub. Here you can post questions, share what you are learning and find other resources, such as recordings of previous events.
What’s in the Knowledge Hub group?
You’ll be able to watch recordings of speakers who have already presented to the network on a growing range of topics.
Learn more about:
- YoungScot’s Money & Me campaign (July 2021)
- Money worries: how do you ask the right questions? The Improvement Service on how health workers are being supported (August 2021)
- Connecting employability and money advice in North Ayrshire (August 2021)
- MoneyHelper, the new consumer brand from the Money and Pensions Service (September 2021)
- Money guidance referral pathways and energy advisors, with Greener Kirkcaldy/Cosy Kingdom (September 2021)
- Reducing child poverty and where money guidance fits in, with the Improvement Service (September 2021)
- Wellbeing for Money Guiders, an introduction from Money Advice Scotland (October 2021)
Using ‘cash first’ signposting to address food insecurity
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 (12 noon)
This session will be on the Independent Food Aid Network’s work to co-develop 'Worrying About Money?' cash first referral leaflets. Come along and hear from IFAN’s Project Officer Maria Marshall about their work to develop these leaflets in local authority areas across Scotland.
Talk Money Week: UK Money Guiders Conference 2021
Tuesday, 9 November 2021 (11.30am) / Thursday, 11 November 2021 (11.30am)
For the first time the four Money Guider networks across the UK will come together to meet with a 1.5 hour long conference on Tuesday of Talk Money Week, also being repeated on the Thursday.
It will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on money guidance and building financial wellbeing in a post lockdown world.
How a debt charity supports money advice
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 (12.00 - 1.00pm)
StepChange will be discussing the work of debt charities in providing free, confidential, and impartial money advice and access to practical debt solutions.
Wellbeing for Money Guiders – Stress Management and Resilience
Tuesday, 7 December 2021 (11.30am - 1.30pm)
The first of two wellbeing workshops provided by Money Advice Scotland.
It will give guiders space to gain, share, and better understand ways to support their own wellbeing at work. This includes considering ways to improve resilience, deal with stress and overwhelm, and discussing models and ways of understanding wellbeing.
Wellbeing for Money Guiders - Protecting Your Wellbeing
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 (11.30am - 1.30pm)
The second of two wellbeing workshops provided by Money Advice Scotland. This interactive course focuses on self-care, boundaries, and mindfulness techniques.
Benefits of the network
- Access to a growing online community of Money Guiders in Scotland
- Being able to ask questions and share experiences
- Finding out about events and other learning opportunities
- Learning to develop in your role
- Feeling more confident in talking to customers about their money
- Progressing professionally
- Develop employees in the key areas of money guidance
- Increase service effectiveness and capacity
- Attract and retain talent
- Maximise funding opportunities
- Help your customers further
You can find out more by visiting the Money and Pension Service Money Guiders pages.