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North Leeds Debt Forum *MARCH*
Wed 22 March 2017, 14:30 – 16:00 GMT
North Leeds Debt Forum
We would like to invite you to our next forum meeting at 2.30-4pm, 22nd March, 2017 Meeting Room 2 at the Reginald Centre.
In this meeting we are fortunate to have Dr Simon McNair, a current fellow at Leeds Univeristy Business School, coming to share his research.
Dr. Simon McNair is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow based at the Centre for Decision Research at Leeds University Business School (LUBS). Simon’s academic background is in the psychology of judgement and decision-making, with particular focus on how individual differences in cognitive and emotional characteristics influence peoples' behaviour.
Between May 2016 and 2019, Simon will be engaged in three-year early career fellowship awarded to him by the Leverhulme Trust. This project, in direct partnership with Citizen’s Advice Bureau (the UK’s largest independent provider of financial advice) in Leeds, and Bradford, aims to apply theory and insights from the psychology of judgement and decision making to develop new approaches to how financial advice is delivered to those in financial difficulty.
Simon will be sharing his research into peoples' finacial behaviour at christmas. We hope this will stimulate some ideas about campains and actions we could work towards for the next Christmas period.
We will also break off into sub-groups meetings to work independenlty on progressing collaborative work.
The sub-groups consist of the following themes.
- Debt and Health -
Linking health services with financial support services and creating a clear 'debt pathway of care'.
- Prevention through education -
Working with local education settings to enable young people to better manage debt.
Working to support those facing financial hardship to gain employment by reducing the barrier to work.
How the North Debt Forum will communicate its work to professionals and the public.
Look forward to seeing you
Project Development Worker
Leeds City Council