This week Buckinghamshire Financial Insecurity partnership launched to help those with money problems
The last almost two years have been difficult for a number of people in different ways, the pandemic has meant a lot of people have been left out of work on the furlough scheme and money worries have become a prevalent issue across Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire Financial Insecurity Partnership has been set up to help people make ends meet today, and to help with long-term solutions to help residents get back on track.
Working with several organisations, both in the county and nationally, the Partnership includes Buckinghamshire Council, Citizens Advice Bucks, Department for Work & Pensions, Bucks Skills Hub, Housing Associations, Christians Against Poverty, Oasis Partnership, Bucks Business First, Food Support organisations, mental health and wellbeing organisations and many others.
If you’re interested in the help available to you and would like to find out more, you can attend the Partnership's #backontrack event, hosted by Red Kite Community Housing. The free, online event takes place on Thursday 2nd December from 10am-2pm and is available to anybody living in Buckinghamshire who is worried about money and looking for guidance – you don’t have to be a Red Kite tenant.
There will be plenty of support and information provided on the day from a variety of speakers, including the Helping Hand service who can provide support with household costs, Trading Standards, who will be talking about scam awareness and protecting your finances, Step Change who will be discussing coping with debt, money saving coaches and many more.
For more information about the event, to view the full schedule of speakers and to secure your space, visit Back on Track virtual event - Red Kite Community Housing (redkitehousing.org.uk).
The Hill’s Café in High Wycombe are also running weekly drop-in sessions for those seeking support. These will take place every Monday until 20th December, between 11am – 1pm.