Debt advice training boost for Shelter Scotland

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Housing and homelessness professionals in Angus who offer advice to people experiencing money and debt problems can now benefit from Shelter Scotland’s expertise and learning.

The charity has gained official accreditation under the Money Advice Service (MAS) Quality Framework for Individuals for its Introduction to Debt Advice training course, which is offered to Angus-based advice providers.

Assessed under the umbrella of ‘Initial Contact’ and ‘Support Work’, the course content was mapped and assessed to ensure it meets the highest standards. Shelter Scotland’s training team offers e-learning and face-to-face courses on housing law, welfare reform and skills relevant to the housing and voluntary sector.

The housing and homelessness charity will present other training modules to MAS for accreditation in the spring, covering Advice Work, Casework-Specialist, Court Representation and Supervision.

George Drennan-Lang, head of business development at Shelter Scotland, said:

“For over 10 years Shelter Scotland has consistently offered expert high quality training to housing sector professionals working with homeless and badly housed people across Scotland. This accreditation from MAS builds on our reputation and pays testament to our experience and the quality of training we offer.

“A well trained advisor can make all the difference between a successful outcome for people struggling with debt and a crisis.

“We look forward to working with MAS to ensure our courses continue to offer the highest quality of training for professionals, and that their learnings are passed on to families and individuals seeking much-needed advice.”