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Welsh House Farm - How to spot a loan shark workshop

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Quinbourne Centre - Quinton

The Quinborne Community Association

Ridgacre Road

Birmingham

B32 2TW

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A loan shark is someone who lends money, they rarely give any paperwork and if repayments are missed they often use violence and intimidation to get their money back. Faced with this problem would you or your staff know what to do? A national, dedicated team is cracking down on loan sharks and we’d like to tell you more. 

The free training will give you more in-depth information about the project background, key things to look out for as a frontline worker, the relevance of loan sharks for your organisation and a better understanding of information and intelligence. We will also show you the impact that loan sharks have on victims and communities which will be your client group. Loan sharks also impact upon crime and disorder. It will include an overview of Birmingham City Council’s Financial Inclusion Strategy and the work of that group. 

This training will benefit staff who have an involvement with households' finances to raise awareness of how the symptoms of financial distress may present themselves and give an overview of key resources available to your client group. This training is aimed at anyone who is involved in providing a front facing service with customers. The training will be around two hours in length with a Q&A session. 


The session is being sponsored by Welsh House Farm Big Local who will also give those attending an overview of their work. Big Local, funded by the Big Lottery Fund brings together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

Big Local outcomes

Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.

People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.

The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.

People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.


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The Quinborne Community Association

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B32 2TW

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