Since our launch in spring 2016, we’ve been working tirelessly to break the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. Here’s what we’ve achieved so far…
Last year, our investigations raised significant concerns about planned cuts to funding for face-to-face debt advice. We’re delighted that the Money and Pensions Service has since increased the funding available to these vital services.
Following our campaign, the government agreed to make default notices – the most distressing debt collection letters – more supportive and less intimidating. With millions facing debt problems due to the pandemic, these changes will save lives.
In 2018, we secured a promise from the government to extend its Breathing Space debt respite scheme to people in mental health crisis. The scheme has now been rolled out and government figures suggest up to 50,000 people in mental health crisis could benefit.