Coronavirus: How to help people at a time of financial crisis

Date

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 10am-12pm ONLINE

Area of concern

Money Matters.

Venue

Online via Zoom Seminar
(you will be sent the link)

The Coronavirus has plunged so many previously “financially stable” people into money crisis: loss of jobs, businesses, income, worry about paying bills. Those who were already on low income with little financial resilience are in even worse a position.

Given that 4 in 10 of us have less than £100 in savings, many of us are either in this situation, or are supporting people in our parishes, communities, or friendship groups who are. And worry about money is very real, particualrly when this situation has come out the blue, with not time for planning or saving.

We want to respond to this need by offering training to churches and communities who are supporting people at this stressful time with money.

Capital Mass and our partners in the black country, Transforming Communiies Together are coming together to host a 2 hour webinar, with our two “financial capability” trainers Alison Tsang and Cassius Francis.

We are trialling this 2- hour session as an online webinar.

This is a rapidly evolving situation so the actual content is still being honed /amended but here’s a rough idea of the basics we’ll cover:

-what people are entitled to & what support there is for those who have lost income

-howto apply for benefits/ UC

-starting a budget

-where to get help if you are struggling/ getting into debt

We will try and cover what we can,and mostly this session will be signposting to useful resources and wisdom already out there. We’ll send out resource links and information afterwards too.

We’ll cover general information, and tips on money management, and looking at signposting. but please note we are not qualified money advisers, and so won’t be able to answer specific individual questions or offer advice.

We will however be happy to take questions and if we don’t know the answers, will do what we can to find out!

This is a pilot session and if useful we will look to develop a set of 4 more in depth sessions over coming weeks.

We’ll run the session via Zoom and a link will be sent to you the day before via email.

See you then we hope!

Cassius and Alison

There are 20 places, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Please book your place via eventbrite here

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