Making your money work gives a guy a helping hand

An innovative project designed to help people in financial difficulty and assist them with their water debt has given Guy the help he needed to resolve his money worries and make positive changes to his life.

The Making Your Money Work scheme which is run by Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent CAB with assistance from The Severn Trent Trust Fund (STTF) offers more than just advice on debt issues.  It also provides guidance in budgeting skills and long-term mentoring support to give people the confidence to take control of their finances and maintain regular payments to clear their debts.

Guy approached the CAB for help when he found himself unemployed and on job seekers allowance.  His limited budget and health problems made it difficult for him to see a way to clear the outstanding water debt that had accumulated.

The CAB were able to put Guy forward for the Making Your Money Work programme and he now has a manageable payment arrangement in place. Guy says that he is much happier now he is able to manage his money effectively.

He said, “I was in a stressful situation and could not see a way forward. “The help I have received from the CAB and STTF has made a huge difference, it was great to talk to someone about it and develop a long term solution together.”

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