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FREE Budget Buddies Training

Posted on 9th November, 2017 by Lincoln Against Poverty

The course equips attendees on money, debt, budgeting and associated issues to help others and/or themselves on these matters.

Attendees will not be trained as debt advisors who give specific advice, but on how to support people with money matters, and how to refer people to specialist debt advisors and other relevant support services.

The course is suitable for everyone, whether front-line workers, volunteer staff, service users or interested parties.

The course will enable attendees to –                                                                          

  • Identify the common causes and effects of debt
  • Describe where to find and how to collect the information needed to prepare a budget and identify expenditure that should be given priority
  • Explain to others the benefits of preparing a budget and describe circumstances that would require the budget to be redrawn
  • Accurately prepare a budget form from the information collected. Explain the need for the budget to reflect the life of the family concerned
  • Look for ways that a person could increase their income (including an awareness of welfare benefits and Tax Credits that might be appropriate) or decrease their expenditure
  • Understand the broad debt advice process
  • Identify situations that need urgent referral and the specialist agencies that could provide help
  • List the information the supporting agencies are likely to require
  • Recognise the difference between advice and information for the protection of the organisation and individual


The course will take place on Wednesday 29 November 2017, starting at 9.30am and will finish by 4.30pm.

Venue – Shirebrook Adult Community Education Centre, Carter Lane, Warsop Vale, Shirebrook, Mansfield NG20 8PE.  Phone: 01623 744316.  Free car parking at venue.

Tea, coffee, etc. and a buffet lunch will be provided (free).

To book, please email paul@releaseonline.org.uk.  Please let Paul know if you have any dietary or access requirements.