FREE front line staff training on Budgeting and Benefits

As part of the legacy of the project we are delivering FREE Front line staff and volunteer training.

The course will be   10am – 4.00pm and delivered at venues across the City, a FREE lunch will be included.

The courses are aimed at Staff and volunteers who come into contact with people that are struggling with their finances and will enable them to start the conversation around money, be able to produce a budget sheet and assist with ways to save money by looking at Energy bills and shopping. It will also give an update on the benefit changes and how this impacts on peoples incomes.

This training is NOT for staff already in a Financial Inclusion role or already giving money advice.

The course will be delivered by Jayne who is a qualified debt adviser and trainer who delivered the very successful SWIFT training. Sessions are interactive and very informative but also quite informal to encourage participation.

All delegates will be given a comprehensive folder of information to take away and share with their colleagues. This will include the Mind your Money spending diary and Budget Buster as well as details of where to signpost people for further help and highlight any charitable payments that are available and again where and how to access these.


  •  Max 2 members of Staff/Vol  from each organisation

  •  People must attend the whole day

  •  People will be expected to complete a follow on Questionnaire after the training


Course content

  •   Recognising when people are in debt

  •   How to start the conversation ( where and when)

  •   Preparing a Budget Sheet

  •   Income Maximisation

  •   Impact of Welfare Changes

  •   Other financial assistance (Charity and Trust Fund Apps)

  •   Useful resources and advice agencies


Sessions will be delivered at:

  • City South Manchester Housing - Turing House Hulme M15 5RL

                Wednesday 23rd September 2015 (Full)


  • Northwards Housing – White Moss Road Blakeley M9 6NZ

               Wednesday 21st October 2015 (Full)


  • Eastlands Homes – Cornbrook House M12 4DY

              Wednesday 11th November 2015 (Full)


  •  Wythenshawe Community Housing  M22 9TA

              Wednesday 16th December 2015 (Full)



Due to the popularity of these sessions we will be delivering another round in early 2016.

If you would like to receive further information once the new dates and venues are confirmed please email:  

























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