On Tuesday 22nd March, 1-2pm we’re officially launching the ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet for Wandsworth. It will be on Zoom. Please register (it’s free).
With the cost of essentials rising at the fastest rate in 30 years, many Wandsworth residents are experiencing their household budgets stretched to breaking point.
‘Worrying About Money?’ cash first referral leaflets are co-designed as straightforward resources for people facing financial crisis, and support workers, to quickly see which local agencies are best placed to help with available cash first options.
The aim is to reduce the need for charitable food aid by helping people access any existing financial entitlements and advice on income maximisation as a cash first response to food insecurity. You can read more about why a cash first approach to for insecurity is fundamental to ending the need for charitable food aid here.
The Agenda for 22nd March launch event
11.00 Aaron Barbour, Katherine Low Settlement
Welcome & Introductions
11.05 Maria Marshall, IFAN
Overview of the ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet project and how they work
11.10 Mary-Ann Foxwell, Wandsworth Citizens Advice
Why a cash first/advice first approach matters to address the root causes of poverty/work across Wandsworth
11.15 Patrick Marples, South West London Law Centres?
Why a cash first/advice first approach matters to address the root causes of poverty/work across south west London
11.20 Charlotte White, Earlsfield Foodbank
The value of the leaflet and how it’s being used
11.25 Sarah Chapman/Dan Frith, Wandsworth Foodbank
Why a cash first approach matters/how this work fits into the Trussell Trust strategy to end the need for food banks
11.30 Kemi Akinola, Be Enriched/Wandsworth Food Partnership?
Increased need for charitable food aid in Wandsworth and why a cash first approach matters as poverty levels increase/how the leaflets can be helpful
11.35 Questions and discussion
11.50 How to get FREE copies of the leaflet
11.55 Wrap up
Please Register for a FREE place for your yourself and colleagues, to attend this online event; and can you help us spread the word and share the link.
See you on 22nd March.