Low-income households are facing a difficult time, with pressures from rising prices, frozen
benefits and a wage squeeze. When it comes to the confidence and skills to manage money most of us have something to learn. Recent evidence from the Money Advice Service (2018) shows that children have better levels of financial capability when parents talk to them about money. Moreover, children also do better when parents themselves are more financially confident and capable in managing money.

Family Fortunes is an introduction to budgeting skills and saving. Designed as an early intervention, to prevent financial challenges becoming a crisis, the programme improves financial wellbeing by helping start conversations about money, increasing confidence and enabling families to make more informed choices about money. The programme is part of the Money Advice Service What Works Fund and has been evaluated by UCL.

The Family Fortunes programme is delivered by facilitators who are looking to better support families with financial education and money management. It provides skills for those with no financial capability training and offers new approaches for those who have already worked in this field. 

"Showcased the marriage between theory and practice and showed us how to get it done well. I feel ready to roll with it"

An attendee at Family Fortunes Practitioner Training July 2018

Facilitator Training

This 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.
  • an online toolkit, marketing materials and access to a series of webinars to enable them to deliver the 'Family Fortunes' programme as soon as they get back to their organisation.

Example toolkit materials:

  

Who will benefit from attending?

This workshop is ideal if you engage with families in:

  • housing associations
  • schools and colleges
  • libraries
  • galleries
  • job centres
  • foodbanks
  • colleges
  • or out in the wider community 

Cost

Earlybird offer £140 (no VAT) until 21 September 2018.
The workshop is £180 (no VAT) including lunch.

There are discounts for Friends of the Campaign for Learning.

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