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Dudley ‘Worrying About Money’ Leaflet Launch

Based on learning from Scotland’s A Menu for Change project, Dudley’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 Dudley ‘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 Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Citizen’s Advice Dudley and Wolverhampton, Dudley Welfare Rights Service, Dudley Council, CHADD, Warmer Homes West Midlands, Springs Church Debt Advice, Just Straight Talk, Castle and Crystal Credit Union and Age Concern Stourbridge and Halesowen.

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 Dudley will be supported by future training sessions designed for food bank staff, volunteers and other frontline workers.

Book your place for the launch here 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 (sabine@foodaidnetwork.org.uk)

You can access the Dudley ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet online here and order free hard copies of the leaflet here.



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