A new service is available to provide advice and support to any West Lothian Council employee worried about money matters. A dedicated advisor is available to work with colleagues on a one to one basis to look at all aspects of money management including:
- How to maximise your income
- Dealing with problem debt
- Tools and resources to stay in control of your budget
- Support to work out your short and long-term financial goals
Money worries can affect anyone and the stress can have a big impact on other aspects of life including work/life balance, mental wellbeing and even physical health. Anyone experiencing financial stress is encouraged to access the new service, either by asking their line manager to make a referral or, if they would prefer, making a self-referral using the quick and easy online form. The service is free and impartial and all discussions are completely confidential. You can also contact Gillian Pearson on 01506 283000. Further financial support for people worried about the impact of Coronavirus is available online Coronavirus Financial Advice & Support
The Councils Four Pillars of Wellbeing site provides a wider more information on dealing with financial worries. This site has been created to support of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Framework developed to deliver the People Strategy. The site provides wellbeing information in one place that is easily accessible to staff and managers.
The council also has e-learning called Stay Safe Online to increase awareness of how to transact carefully online to help you avoid being a victim of cyber fraud you will find it in MyLearning Platform