Talk Money Week is a national initiative, running from Monday 6 to Friday 10 November, to encourage people to have more open conversations about their money, from pocket money to pensions.
Do one thing
This year’s theme is ‘Do One Thing’, with the aim of getting people to do one thing that can improve their financial wellbeing.
To support residents ‘do one thing’ to improve their financial wellbeing Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) is working with Plane Saver, Epping Forest Citizens Advice, and wider partners to support residents with a range of services and resources.
Pledge cards have been developed for residents to write down the one thing they will do. Pledge cards are available from one of the community hubs in Epping or Waltham Abbey.
Support near you
Citizens Advice, EFDC Revenue and Benefits, Department for Work and Pensions offer support and advice on debt, bills and other money concerns at community hubs and drop-in sessions across the district.
The Limes Centre, Limes Avenue, Chigwell, IG7 5LP
- Every Monday
- Drop in 9am to 12.30pm
Epping Community Hub, 323 High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ
- Days and times vary depending on service
- Visit the Epping Community Hub webpage or call 01992 564000 for more information
Financial Wellbeing Hub, Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre, Hillhouse, EN9 3EL
- Every Tuesday
- Drop in: 9.30am to 2pm
A wide range of financial support is available online.
Get help to develop your budgeting and math skills:
- Sign up for free ‘Multiply’ course from Red Balloon Family and Essex County Council
- Sign up for ‘Cooking by Numbers’: a free 10-week cooking and maths course (starts January 2024).
Cost of Living support
Many households are struggling with the cost of living as prices continue to rise.
For advice and support on the cost of living, visit the EFDC cost of living support webpage.
Small change, big difference
Cllr Smruti Patel, EFDC Portfolio Holder for Community, Health and Wellbeing said:
Making one small simple change can make a big difference. I encourage everyone to think of one thing they could do to improve their financial wellbeing; whether it’s saving a few pounds a week by not having that extra coffee or developing your maths skills to help with budgeting – it all helps.
Starting that conversation about money troubles isn’t easy and worrying about money can have a huge effect on your physical and mental wellbeing. The help available for residents struggling with their finances is free, professional, and done without judgement.
For more information about Talk Money Week visit MoneyHelp.org.uk
Keep up to date
Keep in touch with our latest news, service updates and reports.