Plymouth ‘Worrying About Money?’ Leaflet Launch
Plymouth ‘Worrying About Money?’ Leaflet Launch, 11am Friday 15 October
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Based on learning from Scotland’s A Menu for Change project, Plymouth’s ‘Worrying About Money?’ Leaflet has been co-designed to help people experiencing financial insecurity, and those supporting them, to easily identify and access appropriate financial support and advice. By helping people access any existing financial entitlements and advice on income maximisation, the hope is to reduce the need for emergency food aid.
The Plymouth ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet is a step-by-step guide that:
• starts with the money problem situation/s someone might be facing (Step1)
• explains the options available that could help (Step 2)
• includes contact information for local organisations that can directly support people with these options (Step 3)
This launch event is an opportunity for frontline workers and volunteers in Plymouth to hear more about the new leaflet and how to use it. Types of support available will be highlighted and awareness raised about the services that can help someone facing financial crisis or money worries.
We will be welcoming representatives of partner organisations who have worked together to co-develop the Plymouth ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet to share their experiences and thoughts. They will reflect on why a cash first response to food insecurity is fundamental and how access to appropriate money advice and support can help reduce the need for charitable food aid. Partner organisations include the Plymouth Food Aid Network, the Independent Food Aid Network, the Trussell Trust, Food Plymouth, Citizens Advice Plymouth, Plymouth City Council, Money Advice Plymouth, PATH, Salvation Army, Plymouth Focus Advice Centre, Christians Against Poverty, Churches Together Plymouth, Shekinah, Plymouth Energy Community, Livewell Southwest First Response, Age UK Plymouth, the Aid Redistribution Centre, City of Plymouth Credit Union, Plymouth Hope and Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support.
These cash first referral leaflets have been successfully co-developed in multiple local authorities in Scotland and work is underway to co-produce further leaflets in local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. You can find out more here.
The roll-out of this resource in Plymouth will be supported by future training sessions designed for food bank staff, volunteers and other frontline workers.
Book your place for the launch via this page and we will send the zoom joining details shortly before the event. If you have any questions ahead of the event, please contact Sabine Goodwin (email@example.com) or Ayshea Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org).