Stress1.pngCost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis is understandably causing a lot of people to be feeling stressed about finances. If you are feeling overwhelmed with worry, you can request a callback to have a wellbeing conversation with one of our mental health practitioners to talk about how you are feeling. 

On this page you can find different sources of support to help you and your family with the increasing cost of living.

The think tank Institute for Government defines the UK's cost of living crisis as "the fall in real disposable incomes (that is, adjusted for inflation and after taxes and benefits) that the UK has experienced since late 2021". Source - The Institute for Government

This means that the cost of everyday essentials like groceries and bills are rising faster than average household incomes.

Further information can be found here:

Affinity Connect courses

Affinity Connect is a specialist provider of financial education in the workplace for the public sector. They help employees understand how to maximise their retirement savings in the context of their overall financial position, by delivering financial education.

See below what upcoming courses they are running to support you with your finances.

Attend free short courses on financial wellbeing by Affinity Connect:

  • Monday 14th November 2022 13:00-14:00
  • Monday 13th February 2023 09:00-10:00

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  • Monday 31st October 2022 09:30-11:00
  • Friday 4th November 2022 13:00-14:30
  • Tuesday 15th November 2022 15:30-17:00
  • Tuesday 6th December 2022 17:00-18:30
  • Wednesday 14th December 2022 09:30-11:00
  • Monday 16th January 2023 09:30-11:00
  • Wednesday 25th January 2023 15:30-17:00
  • Friday 10th February 2023 13:00-14:30
  • Monday 20th February 2023 10:30-12:00
  • Monday 13th March 2023 17:00-18:30
  • Tuesday 21st March 2023 09:00-10:30

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  • Wednesday 16th November 2022 15:30-17:00
  • Monday 19th December 2022 09:30-11:00
  • Monday 9th January 13:00-14:30
  • Friday 17th February 2023 09:30-11:00
  • Monday 27th March 2023 15:30-17:00

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  • Friday 28th October 2022 13:00-15:30
  • Tuesday 15th November 2022 09:30-12:00
  • Monday 28th November 2022 16:00-18:30
  • Monday 5th December 2022 09:30-12:00
  • Tuesday 13th December 2022 13:00-15:30
  • Tuesday 10th January 2023 18:00-20:30
  • Monday 23rd January 2023 09:30-12:00
  • Tuesday 2nd February 2023 13:00-15:30
  • Wednesday 15th February 2023 16:00-18:30
  • Friday 10th March 2023 09:30-12:00
  • Wednesday 22nd March 2023 13:00-15:30

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Use the Affinity Connect Financial Health Check tool to get a diagnosis on your finances to better understand them and receive tailored support and guidance.

Start your Financial Health Check here.