Money Guiders network

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)
  • The Independent Food Aid Network’s work to co-develop 'Worrying About Money?' cash first referral leaflets (October 2021)
  • What we heard at the first UK Money Guiders conference (November 2021)
  • How a debt charity supports money advice, with StepChange in Scotland (November 2021)
  • Wheatley Group's wraparound services (December 2021)
  • Money guidance research in Scotland, with Money Advice Scotland (December 2021)
  • Cash first referral leaflets in Scotland - impact findings, with an update from IFAN (January 2022)

Upcoming events

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.

Register for Protecting Your Wellbeing workshop

Benefit take-up strategy - how it started and how it's going

Thursday, 10 February 2022 (12.00pm - 1.00pm)

Hear from the Scottish Government about what the revised Benefit take-up strategy means for Scotland and those that provide money guidance.

Register for Benefit take-up strategy - how it started and how it's going

Social Security Scotland – the journey so far and what is next

Thursday, 17 February 2022 (12.00pm - 1.00pm)

Hear from Social Security Scotland about what has been introduced since its establishment in September 2018 and what is on the horizon.

Register for Social Security Scotland – the journey so far and what is next

Online tools and calculators – resources for Money Guiders

Thursday, 24 February 2022 (12 - 1 pm)

Focusing on benefit and budgeting tools and calculators that help people make the most of their money, hear from two organisations.

Register for Online tools and calculators – resources for Money Guiders

Benefits of the network

Individual benefits

  • 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

Organisational benefits

  • 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
More information

You can find out more by visiting the Money and Pensions Service Money Guiders pages.

Money and Pensions Service

John Mitchell - Knowledge Management Project Manager, Money Guiders Network - Scotland