29 May 2024 

As we approach the upcoming UK election on July 4th, 2024, it's more important than ever to reflect on the values and priorities that should guide our future leaders. Amidst the many issues vying for attention, one stands out for its profound impact on individuals and communities: financial wellbeing. The next government must place compassion and understanding at the core of its approach to those struggling financially, ensuring that every policy decision supports the dignity and resilience for everyone.

Money worries are not just a matter of numbers; it's a deeply personal experience that affects people's lives in countless ways. Whether it's the anxiety of mounting bills, the fear of losing one's home, or the challenge of making ends meet on a low income, financial hardship takes a heavy toll on mental and physical health, relationships, and overall quality of life. Therefore, a compassionate government must recognise these struggles and address them with empathy and effective solutions.

A compassionate approach to governance means seeing beyond statistics and understanding the real stories of individuals and families grappling with financial difficulties. It involves creating policies that not only provide immediate relief but also foster long-term financial stability and growth. This could include measures to ensure fair wages, affordable housing and a robust benefits system that prevent people from falling into poverty.

The interconnected nature of our financial system means that issues like debt, housing, and employment are intertwined. A holistic approach is essential, one that considers the broader economic environment and how different policies interact to impact financial wellbeing. This holistic perspective must guide the next government in crafting comprehensive strategies that support financial health from all angles.

This means treating those who are struggling financially with dignity means moving away from punitive measures and towards supportive ones. It's about offering a helping hand rather than a cold shoulder. It's about recognising that people facing financial difficulties are not just statistics or cases to be managed, but human beings deserving of respect and compassion.

In the context of rising living costs and economic uncertainty, the need for a compassionate government is more urgent than ever. By prioritising financial wellbeing, the next government can help create a society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. This means ensuring that no one is left behind, and that every citizen has access to the resources and support they need to achieve financial stability and security.


We are currently working on a policy priorities document to share with candidates, highlighting the critical issues facing the money and debt advice sector. This document aims to ensure that the voices and concerns of our members are heard and addressed by the incoming government. To accurately reflect the needs and priorities of our community, we invite our members to participate in our survey here. Your input is invaluable in shaping this document, helping us advocate effectively for policies that support financial wellbeing and stability.

As we look to the future, let us call on our leaders to embrace compassion as a guiding principle. Let us advocate for policies that uplift and empower those facing financial hardship. And let us work together to build a society that values dignity, understanding, and the financial wellbeing of all its members.

By placing compassion at the heart of governance, we can pave the way for a brighter, more fair future. It's time for the next government to step up and prove that they genuinely care about the financial wellbeing and dignity of everyone.