21 March 2022
Derbyshire Police Federation members can get advice to improve their financial wellbeing and support for debt issues via a free new factsheet.
Police Mutual, which provides financial services and welfare support to the police service, has produced the guide to mark Debt Awareness Week, which starts today (21 March) and is led by the debt charity StepChange.
The factsheet provides tips to improve your financial wellbeing, including how to budget, understanding your debts, and how to save.
It also highlights the impact money worries can have on mental health, and information on where you can get support to help tackle debt.
Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton said: “It’s a tough time at the moment with the cost of living crisis forcing prices up and creating uncertainty for a lot of people. For police officers there is the added impact of last year’s pay freeze and years of minimal salary increases.
“Debt and money worries can have a huge impact on our health and mental wellbeing. They can keep you awake at night, make it difficult to think straight, and cause anxiety and stress.
“But help and advice is available, including from the people at Police Mutual. Their factsheet offers free practical advice and signposts to places you can get help and support.
“There’s no better time than the start of Debt Awareness Week to take the first steps to improving your financial wellbeing.”
Download the factsheet now for advice on improving your financial wellbeing or to find help and support.
Find out more about StepChange and wide range of support it can offer.