A lack of budgeting skills is often seen as the underlying problem when people present at food banks and emergency housing, or with problems like gambling. Because of the scale of the need - debt is increasing dramatically while budgeting volunteers decrease - a free volunteer network supported by a robust training and quality control framework appears to be the only viable way to provide budgeting services to meet individual need.
While budgeting services meet the demands of individuals and their families, community-led and other initiatives can lobby and collaborate to develop systemic, local/national responses to reduce and discourage indebtedness or to enhance financial literacy.
The Tindall Foundation can support local services through its Faith and Regional Funding Managers.
National and systemic-change initiatives can be directed to the Foundation itself by online application.
Other Supporting Families & Social Services strategies: