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New Programme Director for the Just Finance Foundation

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The Board of the Just Finance Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Wallace as the charity’s Programme Director with immediate effect.

Sarah has been working in the charity sector for 15 years, most recently as the Operations Director for The Honeypot Children’s Charity, an organisation that provides respite breaks and outreach support to young carers. Prior to this, she was the Head of Specialist Services at The Royal British Legion, leading a broad portfolio of national services for the armed forces community including Benefits, Money and Debt Advice services, Independent Living Advice, a Handy Van service for older veterans and the Moneyforce website aimed at promoting financial capability to younger service personnel.

Paul Hackwood, Trustee of Just Finance Foundation said:

"Sarah has been selected following an extensive search process, she has an excellent relevant working knowledge of the sector and shares our vision and values. We look forward to seeing her take the Just Finance Foundation to the next level as together we find ways to support the 8 million people in the UK who are in financial distress because of problem debt, lack of savings, and insufficient financial knowledge.”

Sarah commented:

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to help the Just Finance Foundation fulfil the vision of a fairer financial system in England. We want to see more relevant, affordable and responsible credit and financial services made available along with education about financial good practice and guides to things that impact people’s financial lives such as Universal Credit – the need is greater than ever.”

About the Just Finance Foundation (www.justfinancefoundation.org.uk):

Over the last 10 years, financial distress has become endemic in Britain. According to a Survey in 2018, 50% of us are vulnerable to financial distress. 40% of adults have less than £100 in a savings buffer, 1 in 6 is living with problem debt and two thirds of us fail to plan for the future.

The Just Finance Foundation was created by the Archbishop of Canterbury to help find lasting solutions to problem debt and equip future generations to manage their money wisely.

We believe a healthy society enables people to live with:

Agency - enabling individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices.

Equality of relationships - every person having a fair chance to have their needs met.

Just access to resources – no barriers to those who need to access fair funding sources.

For more information/interview with Sarah please contact: Matt Adcock on 07711 872753 email – [email protected]