Christine Low

Financial capability community workshop – Budgeting

Last week we ran our second live Financial Capability workshop for the volunteers at Jackie’s Drop In Centre.

This was a Budgeting workshop, and we covered the following:

  • what we mean by budgeting
  • why it is useful to budget
  • how to go about doing a regular budget plan
  • how to use a plan when you have one

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First Financial Capability Workshop

Last week we ran our first live Financial Capability workshop for the volunteers at Jackies Drop In Centre.

This was an introductory workshop and we covered the following:

  • An introduction to the Letchworth Financial Health Project
  • Attitudes To Money
  • Money Related Issues
  • Future Financial Capability Workshops

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Benefit Entitlement

Are you maximising your income by claiming all benefits due to you?

Entitlement is dependant on different factors such as your…

  • Employment status
  • NI contributions
  • Health Conditions
  • Income and savings

Council Tax Reductions

Did you know that Council Tax Arrears is one of the top enquiry areas for our debt Clients, yet Council Tax Reductions are very poorly advertised and consequently very rarely claimed!

So many people are unaware that they can claim a council tax reduction/discount.

You may be eligible for a discount if you:

  • live on your own
  • are on a low income
  • are a student
  • someone in your household has a disability

Recording Flexible Costs

One of the first steps to creating your budget is to calculate your monthly flexible costs.

Why not download our Flexible Costs template and start recording your costs.

Please join our Facebook Group page and become part of the Letchworth Financial Health conversation, a place to to discuss money matters and discover tips to help you maximise your income and support your family better