It’s Financial Capability Week, and that gives us a chance to take stock and celebrate the work that we do every day. Today, we take a quick look at the work we do with Adults.
Yesterday, for residents of a Peabody housing association in Central London, our trainer Jasbinder ran a workshop for adults looking to build skills and improve the way they manage money. Like thousands of adults and young people who have come before, those residents had a chance to speak to someone face to face about the attitudes and skills they need and the practicalities of getting and keeping control of your money.
“It’s shown me I don’t have to spend my money on rubbish any more…. I have learned how to keep records of my money and budget!”
– Workshop participant
Working with adults is where it all began for us. For over 20 years, we’ve provided innovative and engaging products and services to help people understand and engage with their money for adults through partner organisations. Prisoners, homeless people, religious groups, employers, and local councils just to name a few – we believe that staying on top of your money really is for everybody.
It’s no secret that the UK has a bit of a problem talking about money. We too often see it as impolite and approach it awkwardly.
And yet, how many of us have those burning questions about money that we just love to ask if we ever find the right moment? How many of us don’t understand where wasted money goes each month? How many of us quietly get by without knowing how basic financial products work?
So how do we connect with people? The first point of contact is often our informative website with loads of articles containing information in easy to digest chunks. Also on offer is our Budgetbuilder (the essential online tool for planning your spending) and the free to download Moneymanual if you want all the basics to read offline – print copies are available for a small fee.
What we really like to do is get out and about like we did in Central London yesterday, and offer our workshops to people face-to-face. With three standard adult training packages that can easily be tailored to the demographics of a particular audience, we have workshops that meet every need. Our workshops are delivered in a way that our relationship with money too often isn’t – relaxed and interactive, making money matters interesting and unthreatening.
If you ever want to find out more about the work we do with adults, please feel free to contact Erik Porter on firstname.lastname@example.org.