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Final call: access free money guidance programme to combat the health toll of money worries

James Ludley

Thrive LDN has teamed up with Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC, a not-for-profit organisation helping people on low incomes to become better off, to run a money guidance pilot programme for Londoners.


Applications to the programme are open until the end of day Friday, 14 June 2024. There are around 40 places remaining for the pilot programme (as of 10/06).


About the programme


This pilot money guidance programme is open to anyone living in London who identify themselves as on a low income. Those who engage in the programme are offered a Quids in! money guidance health check and guidance to help reduce the impact of financial worries on their health. The service is phone-based to reduce travel costs and fit around participants’ other commitments.

The programme starts with a Money Health Check (MHC) wherein a support worker will guide participants through a series of questions. This generates a bespoke action plan with a range of options to consider.
With the information provided by the MHC, a Clean Slate support worker will help the participant identify a few key steps they can take in a customised action plan. After the plan is agreed, participants receive coaching over two subsequent sessions. Participants will also receive additional resources and materials.

After a few weeks, support workers help participants retake the MHC to capture their financial gains and non-financial outcomes, and also gather feedback on the service.

In 2023, Clean Slate’s money guidance programmes helped people access average financial gains of £1,244.


Accessing the programme


Applications are open for anyone living in London who identify themselves as on a low income. Participants can self-refer or health, care and community partners across London are now able to refer participants.

All referrals are done through a short online form.

Apply by end of day Friday, 14 June 2024.


Further information


Please note, Clean Slate does not provide debt advice. The programme is set up to help participants lay the foundations for specialist support if they need it, for example by reviewing their income and expenditure, accessing benefits and minimising their expenditure. The service is structured but informal. Many coaches have lived experience of financial hardship.

A full information sheet can be accessed online (please note however, the pilot has since been expended to all London boroughs).

If you have any further queries, please contact Emmie Jenkins Hill, Head of Programmes, Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC: