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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Financial Education & Wellbeing Resources

We are pleased to be able to provide all staff with information regarding education resources to support your financial wellbeing.

We plan to add to this information in the coming weeks - if you have a topic which you would like us to consider including, please e-mail reward.team@durham.ac.uk.

Please note, the University is happy to signpost this information/the availability of free access to these resources to you, in the hope they might prove useful to staff during this difficult time. However, please be aware that the University does not have any relationship or affiliation providers detailed below, nor does it support, or endorse in any way the information, advice or other services and/or resources that can be accessed below and via the hub. Should you choose to use/access these services/resources, you do so entirely at your own risk, and under no circumstances shall the University be in any way responsible or liable to you for any loss or damage arising from such use or access. The University recommends that staff exercise caution in respect of decisions made on the basis of any information/advice received via the information below, and in the event that they choose to make any financial decisions, on the basis of any information provided, they consider first taking independent professional advice before doing so.

Financial Support Brochure

A financial support brochure has been produced by the HR Reward Team to highlight various benefits which are available for Durham University members of staff and to provide some point of reference for advice in areas such as budgeting and financial planning. The brochure can be accessed here.

Employee Assistance Programme

Durham University has recently launched an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). An EAP is a confidential employee benefit designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing. The EAP service provides a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering a wide range of issues.

Services include legal information which can include debt management. The Wellbeing Portal also includes articles on financial wellbeing. More information is available here.

Financial Education & Wellbeing Hub

Financial education and wellbeing experts Neyber and Salary Finance have recently made all of their content on these subjects free to help individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hub contains articles on managing the financial impact of coronavirus and financial steps during times of uncertainty, as well as general financial education regarding budgeting, borrowing and saving.

The hub can be accessed here: https://wellbeing.neyber.co.uk/

FAQs

What is the hub?

The hub contains education, guides, articles and other content you and your families may find useful during these times of rapid change and financial uncertainty.

Do I need an account?

No, the majority of the information on the hub can be accessed without an account or any personal data being given to Neyber. Some content, however, will prompt you to create an account with Neyber in order to access. Their privacy policy can be viewed here.

Do I need training?

No, the hub is very clear and simple to use and navigate.

How long can I access the hub for?

Neyber and Salary Finance currently anticipate being able to offer access to the hub for 3 months, after which this will be reviewed and staff may no longer be able to access the hub after this point.

Other Relevant Information

BBC Article: Six money-saving ideas for lockdown and beyond.

Government Information: High income child benefit tax charge.