Quaker Social Action (QSA) is working in partnership with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) to facilitate the Money Guiders England Network.
We are very pleased that the network has passed the milestone of over 100 members since its launch in March 2021.
The Money Guiders England Network is a free learning and development programme influenced by its members, and complementing the MaPS competency framework for money guiders. It is open to organisations and individuals who provide any level of money guidance as part of their support to people, and who wish to be part of a supportive practitioner network. QSA, which has been involved in money guidance for over fifteen years through its pioneering Made of Money financial wellbeing programme, is delighted to be at the heart of this conversation amongst fellow practitioners.
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 clients' financial resilience. Money guidance is separate from the regulated services provided by banks, financial institutions and debt advice agencies. Money guiders are able to support clients into these regulated services when necessary.
“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."
The network hosts a number of events every month - these are free for network members. They range from training and webinars to discussion forums and peer group learning sets. We aim to offer a variety of topics that complement the MaPS competency framework for money guiders. To date, topics have included client engagement, negative financial statements, utilising technology to deliver money guidance, and adapting in lockdown
“I found the conversations and coaching from the action learning session beneficial, with useful insight from other money guiders” – Network member feedback."
Joining the network
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.
If you have any questions please contact the network directly on firstname.lastname@example.org