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Introducing the Money Guiders Network England

Introducing the Money Guiders Network England

Introducing the Money Guiders Network England

Monday, June 28, 2021

Does your service provide Money Guidance? Join the first nationwide network for non-regulated money guidance practitioners. 

The Money Guiders England Network is a free learning and development programme facilitated by Quaker Social Action, in partnership with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS). It’s open to organisations and individuals who give any level of unregulated money guidance as part of their support. 

Money Guiders also has networks in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more and how to contact any of the networks here.

What is Money Guidance? 

Money guidance is any kind of conversation, information, signposting or guidance about money. It can cover a vast range of subjects to improve the clients financial resilience. It is separate from the regulated services provided by banks financial institutions and debt advice agencies. Money Guiders will be able to support clients into these regulated services when necessary.

The Money Guiders England Network aims to improve the quality and increase the visibility of money guidance; ultimately enhancing the financial wellbeing of service users.

“Wonderful to have a network for the non- regulated Money Guidance sector at last. I have enjoyed being able to share my knowledge with others” – Network member feedback.

Who is the Money Guiders England Network for?

You might be a front-line worker or volunteer who delivers money guidance as part of your role, or a leader in an organisation that provides money guidance as part of its service and employs or manages Money Guiders. We are interested in hearing from you whatever your sector and job role – money mentors, social prescribers, housing associations, mental health services, voluntary and community organisations to name a few.  

Why join the Money Guiders England Network?

This is your opportunity to join a supportive and growing community of money guidance professionals. The network has already attracted over 70 new members in the first two months since launching in April 2021.

By joining the Network you will have access to: 

  • Training, events, and resources organised by Quaker Social Action, influenced by members – these might include peer support sessions, monthly meetings, mentoring and newsletter bulletins
  • Membership of a community of practitioners using the MaPS competency framework and self-development tools to deliver guidance confidently
  • Information about the MaPS e-learning resources and a money guidance recognition award

“I found the conversations and coaching from the action learning session beneficial with useful insight from other money guiders” – Network member feedback.

How to join 

Complete this form to join the network: SIGN UP TO THE NETWORK

Contact us

If you have any questions contact the network directly on moneyguidernetwork@qsa.org.uk

There is also more information available in this video about the MaPS competency framework if you’re not familiar with it already. 

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