Debt Support Trust attended a NHS Mental Health and Financial Inclusion event on the 20th October. Housing associations, local council, money advisors and mental health professionals were in attendance. The event had an excellent turn out and John Leckie the Chairman did an excellent job.

We heard from two ladies who had suffered debt and mental health problems, who bravely stood at the front to tell their story about their money problems and how they overcame them.

Benefits Changes

A welfare rights officer (Robert) provided such an excellent presentation and summary of the benefit changes to come over the next three years we thought we would share them with you.

The images below summarise the changes to the benefits system which we can expect over the coming three years. However, Robert has stated that he expects the changes to take up to seven years to be rolled out completely.

Thank you to all of the speakers at the event including Robert, Colin and Marie, we look forward to seeing you at the next event.