Skip to main content

Cambridgeshire residents encouraged to ‘do one thing’ to support their financial wellbeing as part of national Talk Money Week

06 November 2023

With winter approaching, Cambridgeshire residents are encouraged to ‘do one thing’ this week to help improve financial wellbeing and reduce the stigma around money.

As part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s winter preparedness campaign, ‘Be Winter Wise’, the council will be supporting the Money and Pension Service’s Talk Money Week, to help residents across the county feel more in control of their finances and know where they can access guidance and support.

Held from 6-10 November, Talk Money Week encourages conversations on money between friends, families, colleagues, and communities, to help people build money into everyday conversations and feel more confident about the future.

As part of the campaign, residents are encouraged to take small steps and ‘do one thing’ to help make discussing money easier. This could include looking closely at a pension, talking to a child about pocket money, or exploring the council’s support with the cost-of-living webpage to help shape money conversations.

Cambridgeshire residents can get involved with online learning courses offered by the council’s adult learning service Cambridgeshire Skills, where learners can understand how to develop financial resilience and sustainable behaviours, as well as good spending habits for effective money management and financial wellbeing.

Cambridgeshire Libraries also have a variety of information and resources to help those across the county talk about money throughout the week. Users can borrow books for free to learn more about budgeting, talk to one of the libraries friendly colleagues who can sign-post to further information and support, or enjoy a variety of free or low-cost events, workshops, and performances. More information can be found on the Cambridgeshire Libraries website.

Supporting Talk Money Week is just one of the ways in which the council is working towards its vision of creating a greener, fairer, and more caring Cambridgeshire. Throughout the winter months the council will be sharing information and advice with residents - from activities to improve mental and physical health, to winter gritting and road safety - to keep communities across Cambridgeshire informed and prepared.

Councillor Tom Sanderson, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Communities, Social Mobility and Inclusion committee said: “Each year Talk Money Week is supported by hundreds of organisations across the country, and as winter approaches it’s a great opportunity for residents to get involved and think about how they can build money into their daily conversations.

Cambridgeshire Skills are currently offering useful online and face to face learning opportunities and our fantastic library service also have a variety of resources for those wanting to learn more, so we hope it will encourage more people to take small steps towards improving their financial wellbeing.”