How was Debt Awareness Week different this year?
Before we used to have a set week that we asked all our partner organisations to run their Debt Awareness Week on, but this year we changed it because we knew that people would be thinking about taking control of their finances throughout the whole of January.
So, this year, we asked our partner organisations to pick any week in January to run their own Debt Awareness Week.
It wasn't just our partners that got involved though, local councils and other free advice organisations helped to spread the word too, meaning Debt Awareness Week 2016 was better than ever.
Debt Awareness Week 2016: What happened?
Over 450 of our partner organisations took part in Debt Awareness Week 2016.
With such a great response, we were able to generate a month's worth of noise about free debt advice, allowing us to reach those that needed our help the most. Here are just a few of the things that happened.
1. You spread the word through social media
Hundreds of you took to social media to help spread the word about Debt Awareness Week.
2. You showed your support for #DebtDay
We didn't run our own Debt Awareness Week so instead we ran #DebtDay. A 12-hour social media event aiming to spread the word about free debt advice far and wide.
Not only did you get involved with running your own Debt Awareness Week, you showed your support for #DebtDay too. We were overwhelmed by the messages we received and how far our message about free debt advice spread. In fact, we reached around 5,000,000 people on social media.