If you have concerns about the current cost of living, you can benefit from financial support sessions we are offering, in partnership with Your Own Place, at community spaces in Norfolk.
The sessions, currently based in a foodbank in Diss, offer the chance to have a chat with the Your Own Place team and plan how to manage your finances more effectively.
These are a mixture of drop-in discussions, one-to-one chats, and dedicated Cost of Living sessions, covering topics including:
- Budgeting and saving
- Managing and understanding debt
- Benefits and Cost of Living support
- Understanding and saving on bills
You can also get support with short online forms, applying for travel passes, signposting to local organisations or addressing any money-related concerns or questions.
Upcoming sessions will be held at Hope Church, Diss on the following dates in November:
- Monday 6 November, 10am - 11am
- Monday 13 November, 10am - 11am
- Monday 20 November, 10am - 11am
- Friday 24 November, 12.30pm - 2.30pm (benefits & support options group session)
Last month, the team spoke with a Saffron tenant who had at first needed help with money as he “didn't have enough”.
As he shared his incomings, outgoings and savings over the next few weeks, the team helped him to uncover that he actually had more than he thought - he just needed to know where it was going.
Through contact with Saffron, he received notice he was in six months' credit with this rent. When the Your Own Place team last saw him, they asked what he was going to do with the money.
He said: “put it in my ISA” and “save for my Council Tax”.
His increased awareness around incomings and outgoings has supported him to budget and plan for the future.
You can visit the Your Own Place website by clicking here.