Families are under increasing financial pressure, but often don’t seek help until they reach crisis point. The 'Family Fortunes' programme is a preventative approach that helps parents and children to develop positive money habits that will last them a lifetime, whilst having fun learning together. The programme is part of the Money Advice Service What Works Fund, managed by the Campaign for Learning and is currently being evaluated by UCL.

The workshop provides attendees with:
  • an opportunity to explore the Family Fortunes resources and discover how to adapt them to your families and setting.
  • share the experiences of tutors in Rochdale, who have delivered the programme in primary schools and children’s centres across the Borough.
  • access to practical resources and webinars to enable you to deliver the 'Family Fortunes' programme in your setting.

It’s helped me and my son [he is 8 years-old]; every time I go shopping with my son he tells me, “Don’t get that, get this, it’s more cheaper.
The most useful bit of the course was learning more about how to budget. I now make my shopping lists that are in budget. I am now more aware of what my incoming and outgoings are and this has made a lot of difference.
Families at the Family Fortunes course

Who will benefit from attending?

This conference is ideal if you engage with families in:

  • housing associations
  • schools
  • libraries
  • galleries
  • job centres
  • foodbanks
  • colleges
  • or out in the wider community 
Family Fortunes is a practical workshop delivered by Karen Wilkinson, a Family Learning and Partnership Co-ordinator working for Rochdale Borough Council. Karen has 35 years’ experience of working with families. 


The conference is £180 (no VAT) including lunch.


There are discounts for Friends of the Campaign for Learning.

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