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Residents struggling with financial stress will benefit from a new money guidance service in South London.

Health and care partners have linked up with Quids in! Money Guidance, delivered by Clean Slate Training & Employment.
For further information, please contact lisa.woodman@cleanslateltd.co.uk

Can’t Afford To Be Well?

Health and care partners have linked up with Quids in! Money Guidance, delivered by Clean Slate Training & Employment, to help residents increase their incomes and reduce their financial stress. Funded by the Mayor of London and supported by Thrive LDN, London’s public mental health partnership, the pilot programme launched in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham on 5th February. Residents are being offered a money health check, guidance and 1:1 coaching sessions to help reduce the impact of financial worries on their health.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Our Virtual Support Hub (VSH) will provide one of two types of remote services: Set-Up and Go and Walk the Walk. Both services start with a Money Health Check (MHC) wherein a support worker will guide participants through a series of questions, (as described above). This generates a bespoke action plan with a range of options to consider. This also subscribes them to the Quids In! Readers Club, which sends further guidance on a regular basis.

Set-Up and Go

This service is for participants who need a quick overview of their finances. With the information provided by the MHC, one of our support workers will help the participant identify a few key steps they can take in a customised action plan. After the plan is agreed, participants receive coaching over two subsequent sessions. Participants will also receive additional Quids in! resources and materials. After a few weeks, support workers help participants re take the MHC to capture their financial gains and non-financial outcomes, and also gather feedback on the service.

Walk the Walk

This supports participants across a period of five to six weeks, with a more comprehensive action plan focusing on more actions over a longer period of coaching. At the end of the service, similar to the Set-Up and Go service, a support worker will help guide the participant through the MHC, issuing a refreshed plan, collecting results and any feedback the participant wishes to share.

Participants can watch a short video with more information about the Money Health Check (MHC) process: https://www.cleanslateltd.co.uk/money-health-check.html

The service is phone-based to reduce travel costs and fit around participants’ other commitments. Referrals will be contacted by the team within 2 working days for timely support.

The service will be open for referrals until Mid-June. Refer someone, or yourself, using this link:
https://www.cleanslateltd.co.uk/thriveldn.html

For more information, please contact virtualsupporthub@cleanslateltd.co.uk

Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company. It helps people in financial hardship to become better off by helping them re-organise how they might manage their money, by finding work or better work, and by getting online. Quids in!, Clean Slate’s money guidance initiative, publishes a quarterly magazine, a range of guides, personal finance emails and interactive digital tools for social tenants, benefit claimants and long-term unemployed people. Clean Slate also runs local teams from Quids in! Centres (with drop-in and online access) in East London, the West of England, Gloucestershire and North Wales.