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Foodbanks are to to roll out revolutionary ‘financial triage’ debt and money advice programme to roll out to 30 Trussell Trust foodbanks following £500,000 donation from Martin Lewis.

This programme will offer immediate access to household budgeting and money advice in foodbanks, helping hundreds of foodbank clients identified as most in need of support to get same day access to specialist advisors.

This initiative is part of the charity’s revolutionary ‘More than Food’ programme, designed to help foodbanks extend on the ground support beyond emergency food provision to address some of the underlying causes of food poverty.

Debt advice and money management in the UK is often hard to access. Many people already struggling with a low income and debt are left with a month or more to wait before seeing an advisor. The longer they have to wait for help the more serious debt and money problems can become.

In early 2015, with financial support from Martin Lewis, the Trussell Trust ran eight pilot projects, working with specialist debt charities.

This offered immediate access to household budgeting and money advice in foodbanks, helping hundreds of foodbank clients identified as most in need of support to get same day access to specialist advisors.

See foodbank statistics from The Trussell Trust here >

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