03 April 2024   

Money Advice Scotland recently had the privilege of hosting a joint event with Citizens Advice Scotland, Christians Against Poverty and StepChange that brought together the debt advice sector. This gathering was not just another conference; it was a platform for advisers to share concerns, discuss challenges, and explore solutions collectively. As an organisation committed to advocating for the sector, Money Advice Scotland found immense value in hearing directly from those on the front lines of debt advice.

The Power of Collective Action

The event was a testament to the power of collective action and shared knowledge. It provided an invaluable opportunity for advisers to come together, engage in meaningful discussions, and exchange insights gained from their diverse experiences. From identifying common challenges to thinking about some innovative solutions, the event was filled with enthusiasm and a shared commitment to advancing the sector.

Amplifying Voices and Striving for Change

At Money Advice Scotland, we firmly believe that the voices of those working tirelessly in the debt advice sector deserve to be heard. This event reaffirmed our dedication to amplifying those voices and acting on behalf of the sector. We understand the importance of listening to the concerns of advisers and using that feedback to drive positive change.

Celebrating Success and Looking Ahead

The success of the event lies not only in the discussions that took place but also in the connections forged and the ideas created. It was inspiring to witness advisers from various backgrounds and organisations coming together with a shared purpose—to improve outcomes for clients and strengthen the sector as a whole. Looking ahead, Money Advice Scotland is committed to building on the momentum generated by this event.

As we reflect on the event, we are reminded of the resilience and passion that define the debt advice sector. Despite facing numerous challenges, advisers continue to demonstrate unwavering commitment to their clients and communities. Their dedication serves as a beacon of hope in an often complex and challenging landscape. 

We’re working on creating a comprehensive report that details all the insightful discussions and solutions presented at the event. Once completed, we'll share this report on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us for updates.