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Financing and planning for an uncertain future

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Rocket Science

70 Cowcross Street

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EC1M 6EJ

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What works in developing financial capability for young people and families and helping them plan for the future.

A Rocket Science event in partnership with Centrepoint, The National Skills Academy for Financial Services and Quaker Social Action.

Planning for the big changes in life such as a new job or moving into independent living can be stressful enough, but even more difficult if you have little or no money to draw upon.

When you are vulnerable or at risk of falling into crisis, such as, homelessness, planning for future life events can seem the least of your priorities - especially if you have no financial means to save.

But our research has shown that people, irrespective of their vulnerability can benefit from quality advice and support and build the skills they need to manage and plan for change in the future.

Funded through the Money Advice Service’s, What Works Fund, three charities share their different experiences of supporting people to build their financial resilience:

  • Centrepoint delivers Moneywise for vulnerable, homeless young people in their hostels. Moneywise is a suite of financial capability support, ranging from traditional one to one help through to qualifications and peer to peer support. Find out how Moneywise helps young people transition into independent living.

  • Quaker Social Action is trialling a new project, Get Set, to support families with children aged 7-11 to build financially capable behaviours and explore how this impacts on children's attitudes to money. Explore why this is a key age for children and how parents can support them.

  • The National Skills Academy for Financial Services is a leading financial education charity and has trained nearly 200 youth practitioners to deliver financial capability support to young people facing transition into work, independent living and education. Find out how co-design of Life, Money, Action! has made an impact on the quality of the learning experience and resources.

This highly engaging and informative event is a must attend for anyone funding or working to support young people, adults and families.

With opportunities for questions, debate and networking, attendees will hear from each of the charities and the findings from their evaluations conducted by Rocket Science.

The event is free to attend and places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Who should attend?

  • Funders and commissioners of services interested in building the financial resilience and skills of young people and families

  • Employment and training providers, FE/HE Colleges and other charities needing insight on how to help people manage transitions without going into debt

  • Local Authority leads working with vulnerable people including youth service and leaving care teams

  • Employment and skills leads in Local Authorities, leading initiatives to support vulnerable people into training and employment

Agenda

1.30 -2.00 Arrival and registration (refreshments on arrival)

2.00 – 2.15 Introductions and purpose of the event

2.15 – 3.00 Learning from the evaluation

3.00 – 3.30 Question time session

3.30 – 3.45 Break

3.45 – 4.15 Roundtable discussions

4.15 – 4.35 Feedback session

4.35 – 4.50 Looking to the future

4.50 – 5.00 Key messages and close

5.00 – 6.30 Networking and drinks reception


If you have any questions on the event please email caroline.masundire@rocketsciencelab.co.uk

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