Shoreline’s Ministry of Saving
Published by Shoreline for Shoreline Housing Partnership in Housing and also in Communities
Shoreline employees provide a warm welcome at the first Ministry of Saving event
Shoreline Housing took inspiration from wartime Britain, inviting tenants to two free days of Make do and Mend money-management support, advice and activity.
The Shoreline Ministry of Saving was just the thing for anyone strapped for cash, feeling the pinch or simply needing to make their money go further.
Residents learnt to make do and mend, grow their own veg, sew and knit while picking up thrifty tips and super-scrimping ideas, enjoying cooking with leftovers, DIY demos, free goodie bags, money-saving giveaways and fantastic prize draws.
There was fun for the young with Mr Shiney children’s entertainer, face painting and children’s car tracks.
Plus Shoreline were on hand to provide welfare advice, support and money-management tips.
Shoreline employees compiled economical and practical money-saving advice in a pocket-sized guide offering everything from energy-saving tips, to thrifty ‘wartime’ household ideas and up-to-date alternatives to throwing away.
Shoreline business improvement manager Leigh Collingwood said: “The government’s welfare reform changes have had a massive impact on our tenants, coupled with the current economic climate we know that many people are finding it financially difficult.
“We’re already out and about meeting tenants face-to-face to provide them with the support and advice they need but we thought this was another way to help people make their money go further, as well as providing a free fun day for all ages.
“Tenants enjoyed learning new skills, picking up super-scrimping ideas and thrifty tips or took the opportunity to get money advice from us if they hadn’t already done so.”
North East Lincolnshire’s largest affordable housing provider provided tips and hints on their Facebook page and encouraged residents to share super-scrimping ideas.