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Money Mentors: Supporting Universal Credit Claimants

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Tuesday, 16th October 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
54 St James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB

Money Mentors is a 2-day funded training programme for people who would like to learn more about managing money/debt to then go on to help others understand.

Supporting Universal Credit Claimants is Level 2 accredited and by the end of the course learners will be able to: 

Understand how Universal Credit is made up and which benefits it replaces Understand the claims process under full service UC Understand how to manage a claim under full service UC Identify the three key financial changes to Universal Credit, i.e. a single household payment (in arrears), rent paid directly to the claimant which could give rise to need for Personal Budgeting Support Calculate income and expenditure on a monthly basis and complete a monthly budget planner Understand how to open a basic bank account and/or jam jar account e.g. with a bank or credit union Understand when Alternative Payment Arrangement can be put in place Refer for additional help, either via online websites or local support services

The 2-day programme will run from 10-3, Tuesday 16th October and Tuesday 23rd October

To book onto the course, or find out more information please ring us on 0151 706 8111 or email on hello@thewo.org.uk

Eligibility: 

This training is available to anyone currently unemployed living in the Liverpool City Region.

To receive this training, participants must be willing to sign up to the wider Better Off Finance Programme.

Money Mentors is part of the wider Better Off Finance program that is jointly funded by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Initiative


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