Financially resilient communities
The Aviva Foundation is funding a partnership project between Talking Money, St Pauls Advice Centre and Advice UK to develop a Whole Person Approach to advice giving. We are using a ‘systems thinking’ approach to study client demand against the way that the organisations manage the work to better understand and meet the needs of the individual. This will change the way that services are delivered to better suit the needs of each person who asks us for help and reduce the amount of people caught in a revolving door of accessing advice and other help services. Advice UK will share learning nationally to help the advice sector as a whole, improve services.
Offers advice and support to increase financial opportunities to the local community of Barton Hill and surrounding areas. Funded by Bristol City Council and provided by Barton Hill Settlement; BRAVE Enterprise; Somali Resource Centre and Talking Money.
Debt Free South West
We are the lead agency for this formal partnership funded by the Money and Pensions Service. With over funding of over £1 million a year, our nine partner agencies deliver free, independent debt advice to over 6500 citizens living across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Gloucester. To find out more about this partnership and the agencies involved please look on their website debtfreesouthwest.uk.
Nationwide is funding Talking Money and CHAS Housing Advice to work together with a network of Children’s Centres in Bristol, to support families with money and housing-related problems to keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness. Many of the families that we support are in unsuitable accommodation and have multiple complex issues including sickness and disability, language barriers and immigration issues.
Delivery of debt, budgeting and benefits workshops to male long-term prisoners due to be released. The men often have additional needs and due to their long sentences are out of touch with how to manage their money in a digital society.
Delivery of debt, budgeting and benefits workshops to women who are moving-on from street sex work. The women have complex needs and vulnerabilities so sessions are adapted to fit around their needs.
South Gloucestershire Advice Services
Free, independent advice and support across South Gloucestershire funded by South Gloucestershire Council and provided by Age UK South Glos; Bristol Law Centre; Citizens Advice South Glos; North Bristol Advice Centre and Talking Money.
WHAM (Warmer Homes, Advice & Money)
Help with energy bills and usage, practical measures to make homes safe, secure and warm, benefits, budgeting and debt. Funded by Bristol City Council and provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy; WE Care & Repair; and Talking Money.