25 Jan 2013

Wiltshire Money runs financial inclusion sessions

Wiltshire Money is running financial inclusion sessions in February and March, for people working with children and families in the Melksham, Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge area.

These free, half-day sessions aim to raise awareness of different aspects of financial inclusion, in order to enable staff to provide better support to families in financial difficulty. Topics covered in the sessions include: debt, fuel poverty, welfare reform, housing and housing options, and affordable credit.

Suzanne Wigmore, Welfare Reform Project Manager at GreenSquare and Chair of Wiltshire Money, commented: “This course provides attendees with a greater understanding of their local area and the financial inclusion services which can be found there. By the end of the session, we hope delegates will be able to provide help and support with wide range of issues, not just concerning debt, but also money management, welfare benefits and access to bank accounts.

“Those who have attended the sessions so far have found the course helpful and informative and many commented that they were able to put what they had learnt to great use in their day-to-day job.”

All three sessions will begin at 9:45am and finish at 1:30pm and will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6 February 2013 – Chippenham Town Hall
  • Friday 1 March 2013 – Civic Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett
  • Thursday 21 March 2013 – Community Centre, Corsham

For more information about the sessions, please contact Bryony Brown, Wiltshire Money Project Officer at bryonybrown@cabwiltshire.org.uk. Alternatively, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/wiltshiremoney/home.