Personal finance and credit score workshops for health and care staff
Experian, the global information services company, has announced an extension to its partnership with health and care organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Together they have created a unique series of face-to-face and online workshops for employees on how to manage their finances amidst continued challenging times.
Working specifically with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS), a partnership between the county’s NHS and care organisations to support health and wellbeing, five “Money Clinics” and a number of online webinars will take place over the next two months. These clinics are open to any of the 71,000 staff to attend and will provide insights, support and guidance on personal finances and credit scores.
Expert teams from Experian and Citizens Advice Nottingham will be on hand to answer questions on a range of topics including how to successfully build a credit score, applying for credit, budgeting, managing debt and claiming benefits. In addition, staff have the opportunity to arrange one-on-one sessions to discuss any topics related to improving their financial health.
This Experian programme forms part of a broader support package offered to staff via The East Midlands Hub Winter Wellbeing Support which can be accessed here.
These workshops are an extension to the partnership between Experian and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS. A pilot programme with Nottingham University Hospitals took place last year with over 250 NHS staff attending two “Money Clinics” and five “credit workshops”.
Steve Thomas, Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation, Experian UK&I, said: “Being able to provide face-to-face sessions, and webinars, to NHS and care workers, is part of Experian’s ongoing commitment to improving financial health in the UK. NHS and care workers provide us all with vital support, so it’s great to be able to help them in return.
“We believe that guiding staff on personal finance topics like credit scores, building credit for the first time, or getting help with debt, can help people stay in control of their money. This means they’re more likely to be able to get credit in the future, at times they really need it.”
Philippa Hunt, Chief People Officer at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “With the current cost of living continuing to affect us all in different ways, we know financial management can cause feelings of stress and anxiety. We are very grateful to Experian for hosting the clinics and we hope as many health and care colleagues as possible engage with the sessions to gain advice and support. Building on previous events, Experian are a valued partner to help with money management and financial wellbeing.”
Simon Mee, General Advice Service Manager from Citizens Advice Nottingham said: “Citizens Advice Nottingham & District provide free, confidential, and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.”