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The Money Talk Team will be at Westside Plaza in Wester Hailes on 28 September 2019 to try and help anyone with money difficulties. Their remit is to chat to people about finances, help them reduce household bills and check that they are getting all the benefits they are entitled to.

There are around 450,000 cases of unclaimed benefits in Scotland and this service should be able to help low-income families identify where they can get more financial support.

Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: “The Money Talk Team is making a huge difference to the thousands of families that have already taken advantage of this free service.

“If you’re a parent in Edinburgh struggling to pay the bills at the end of the month, you’re not alone. It doesn’t matter if you’re in or out of work, a visit to the roadshow can tell you how to get advice from the free helpline that could be a massive help to your household.”

“When calling the Money Talk Team, the friendly, experienced advisers talk callers through the options available, letting them know exactly what they are entitled to and helping them save money.”

Money Talk Team is the new name for Financial Health Check, which started in 2018 and is delivered by Citizens Advice network in Scotland. It can be accessed through their free helpline on 0800 085 7145 or by visiting a local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Citizens Advice Scotland Chief Executive Derek Mitchell said: “With a footprint in every community across Scotland and 80 years of experience of delivering confidential and impartial advice, the Citizens Advice network in Scotland is uniquely placed to deliver the Money Talk Team service.

“People should be claiming what they are due. That’s how the system works; we all pay in and get support when we need it.”

Advice is available from the Money Talk Team on 0800 085 7145 and at local Citizens Advice Bureau. 

More details are available at https://www.parentclub.scot/articles/who-are-money-talk-team