Your Own Place financial support drop-in sessions


YOP Dates Aug Sept

We are building on our partnership with Your Own Place by offering financial support sessions in the community.

The local social enterprise are based in foodbanks in Diss and Harleston twice a month developing relationships with tenants and residents. They will be able to have a chat with the Your Own Place team to find out what support can be offered including workshops, one-to-ones and shorter 'financial conversations' to help tenants build on their financial skills.

These sessions are a mixture of drop-in discussions whereby one-to-one chats can be arranged, and dedicated Cost of Living sessions.

Covered topics are:

  1. Budgeting and saving
  2. Managing and understanding debt
  3. Benefits and Cost of Living support
  4. Understanding and saving on bills

Tenants can also get support with short online forms, applying for travel passes, signposting to local organisations or addressing any money-related concerns or questions.

During a recent session, Your Own Place spoke to a Saffron tenant who had concerns about her energy bills. With the support of Your Own Place, the tenant contacted their energy provider and discussed the different rates available, eventually securing a better deal.

She said: “I was very pleased with what we achieved. I was also grateful for helping me over the phone. I was so pleased to get a cheaper tariff. It has made me more aware.”


Upcoming sessions will be held on the following dates at the following venues:

Hope Church, Diss

  • Monday 7 August, 10am - 11.30am
  • Friday 11 August, 10.45am – 12pm
  • Friday 11 August, 1pm - 3pm * Cost of Living session
  • Friday 25 August, 10.45am – 12pm
  • Friday 15 September, 1pm - 3pm * Cost of Living session
  • Monday 18 September, 10am - 11.30am

St. John's Church, Harleston – all sessions will run from 1.30pm – 3pm

  • Tuesday 15 August *Cost of Living session
  • Tuesday 5 September  *Cost of Living session
  • Tuesday 19 September


You can read more about Your Own Place's work on their website by clicking here