Read our report on the case for a financial resilience partnership in the county
This report was substantially carried out by Citizens Advice services in Broxtowe and Ashfield but includes contributions from all six of Nottinghamshires Citizens Advice charities as well as consultation with stakeholders from business, local government and health. We also consulted the people that matter most, our clients.
Its recommendations are clear and call for a Financial Resilience Partnership that:
- Delivers money advice services that are flexible and achieve equality of outcome as well as meeting demand.
- Addresses the post COVID financial storm of increasing priority debt, rising inflation and pressures on household budgets.
- Increases social mobility in our most excluded areas and communities (including skills, training and employability).
- Increases financial capability.
- Mitigates revenue pressures on providers of public services.
- Contributes to improved public health.
! Update: Within hours of our report being published The Money and Pensions Service announced a temporary extension to the existing regional contracts and the end the current Lot 2 Regional commissioning process. They state that;”Over the coming months we intend to work closely with debt advice clients, advice organisations and other stakeholders to identify the best way deliver locally based services.”
We feel our evaluation and report is relevant to that process.