To really make an impact in the community, awareness efforts need to be specialised and local. This was how we began with a young man-Alistair who required tasks for his Duke of Edinburgh Award. Alistair would drop pamphlets into letterboxes that told of what the centre does and the food we needed to continue to support financially stressed families.
It has proven to be very successful with Alistair's mum Gina taking over the role and we also have another Duke of Edinburgh young man, Angus, who is proving to be another centre asset. If you can help with food or want to be involved please call the centre.
Women's Business-Financial Security
With a grant from the James Kirby Foundation the Centre has been able to roll out financial workshops for women. Research has shown that women over 45 years old have required more assistance in the past 5 years than any other demographic, however the workshops are open for all women of all ages.
The Centre has recognised that this requires innovative measures to address this issue. Speaking with women who access our service we have gained an understanding of what they see as a basic first step in gaining control of their finances. Build your financial confidence, gain a greater understanding of your finances and plan for the future . The next workshops well be held on Friday 21st February at 2 pm and Friday April 3rd 2 pm-afternoon tea provided Ring to book your spot-workbooks provided.