Money-saving advice for residents in Hackney

Residents in Hackney are being offered a helping hand to take control of their finances and make their money go further in 2019.

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With funding from Sanctuary Housing, Money A+E is running a money-saving workshop teaching people how to reduce their bills, keep track of spending and use comparison websites to find the best deals on financial products and services.

Participants will also learn how to use their tablet or mobile phone to access internet banking and search for employment opportunities online.

The workshop is taking place at Kingsmead Community Centre, in Kingsmead Way, from 10.15am-1pm on Wednesday 30 January. It is free to attend and open to both Sanctuary and non-Sanctuary residents from anywhere in Hackney.

Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “The start of the year is often a time when people are thinking about their finances and looking for ways to make savings and have more money in their pocket at the end of the month.

“This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn valuable financial and digital skills and some simple and effective techniques that will add up to make a real difference.”

Money A+E is a social enterprise that provides financial advice and educational services to BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) and hard to reach communities across London.

Greg Ashby, operations director at Money A+E, commented: “Staying in control of your finances can seem daunting, but just a few simple steps can help make a real difference.

“We have seen first-hand how these workshops can have a huge positive impact on the lives of people in our local communities.”

Anyone interested in attending the workshop or finding out more can contact Frederick Limbaya on Frederick@moneyaande.co.uk or call 07514 849882.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

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