Wicked Problems in the World of Debt Advice

1 Dec 2016 By Carl Packman and Ryan Davey

What does a debt advisor tell someone who has already cut back on everything? Why are the numbers of people leaving debt advice with negative budgets increasing? When is debt non-repayment good advice? This week Carl Packman, Toynbee Hall’s research and good practice manager, and Ryan Davey, a researcher in the Anthropology Department at the London School of Economics, were in conversation on the Cambridge Anthropology Podcast to discuss wicked problems from the frontiers of the debt advice sector. Listen below:


Ryan and Carl would love to hear from any debt advisors who want to get involved in the conversation. You can contact Ryan at r.davey@lse.ac.uk or Carl at carl.packman@toynbeehall.org.uk.

You can find the reports mentioned by Carl here and here. Find out more about Ryan’s research here.