Money Advice Referral Tools
GMPA believes that that responses to poverty should focus on getting more money into people’s pockets. That’s
why one of our strategy priorities is to support local efforts to boost household income and financial resilience.
A “cash-first” approach to local welfare, and an “advice first” approach to other support services is key to this.
GMPA plans to co-produce Money Advice Referral Tools in six boroughs of Greater Manchester. The tools will describe all the places that people can go for advice and other income maximisation support. The aim is to help people get all the money that they are entitled to, and to reduce the need for referrals to food banks, by increasing referrals to other kinds of support.
The Money Advice Referral Tools have been piloted in Tameside, launched May 2021, and Oldham – coming soon.
Download the Tameside Money Advice Referral Tool, or use the online version.