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Join us on 31 October to share approaches and good practice in helping BAME communities across the UK

31 October: Practitioner webinar - connecting with communities

Wednesday 17 October 2018

You are cordially invited to participate in the first Money Advice Service practitioner webinar on 31 October 2018 at 10am. The theme is connecting with communities, and it will highlight approaches and good practice in helping improve the financial resilience of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities across the UK.

Speakers

During the webinar two practitioners will share their insight and experience:

Helen McCabe, Early Learning and Child Care Lead Officer with CEMVO Scotland. CEMVO Scotland work to build the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.

Jerry During, Services Director at Money A + E. Money A+E is an award winning social enterprise that provides money advice and educational services to black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in London.

How to join

The webinar is on Wednesday 31 October starting at 10am. It will last around 30-35 mins and there will be an opportunity to ask questions via a webinar message board. Please use the link to register.

Context

Levels of financial capability in the UK are far too low, with four out of ten of us unable to manage our money, 16 million working age people having less than £300 in savings, and eight million people in serious debt. These are complex problems which impact on individual well-being, health and the UK economy and they cannot be solved by any one organisation working alone.

The Financial Capability Strategy for the UK was launched by the Money Advice Service in October 2015 to bring many different people and organisations together to collaborate and take action to address these issues. Employers, charities, government and businesses all want to give people the life-long control and confidence to make the most of their money – from pocket money to pensions. The Financial Capability Strategy is equipping people with the evidence and expertise to change money behaviours. It provides an independent and impartial space that actively brings organisations together and invites them to focus their efforts on what truly works.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Financial Capability Manager Steve Stillwell at steve.stillwell@moneyadviceservice.org.ukopens in new window.