Acis helps Sheffield residents to manage their money
Published by Tim Steele for Acis Group Ltd in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Local Government, Universal Credit
Social housing provider Acis Group is rolling out our Money Box initiative in Sheffield to provide local residents with a new drop-in service to help people make the most of their money.
Acis, who own and manage 1,200 homes in Sheffield, is working together with a range of partner agencies and housing associations to give people helpful face-to-face advice about financial products and services to help them manage their money with the launch of Money Box.
Money Box is taking place at two different locations in Sheffield, on the Lower Manor and Woodthorpe estates. Advice and support will be available on dealing with debt, savings facilities and bank accounts, managing money, affordable and responsible credit, basic home contents insurance, housing options and paying your rent, and personal one-to-one budgeting advice and support, as well as signposting to other useful organisations.
Rebekah Kelly, Financial Inclusion Officer for Acis Group, said: “Money Box is a fantastic new initiative that we have already piloted in another region. We now want to give as many people as possible in these areas of Sheffield access to appropriate advice about financial services and products. We are aiming to help people to manage their money effectively on a day-to-day basis, plan for the future and deal with financial distress. As with Money Box in West Lindsey, we have a great range of partners working with us to deliver this project. All advice given and issues discussed will be done so in the strictest confidence.”
Sessions are open to all and all advice given and issues discussed will be done so in the strictest of confidence. Free refreshments will be provided. Money Box is being delivered with the help of supporting partners Sheffield Credit Union, Places for People, IFCS, Manor Development Company, MaTReC and Citizens Advice Bureau. Additional funding has also been provided by Galatia – An Acis Willmott Dixon Partnership, the joint venture company that Acis formed with Willmott Dixon Partnerships. Galatia has provided calculators, budget books and stationery to help those receiving budgeting support.
Lower Manor sessions are on the second Monday of every month from 12.30pm to 2.30pm starting on Monday 9 September 2013 at Angleton Meeting Rooms, Lower Manor. Woodthorpe sessions are on the fourth Monday of every month from 12.30pm to 2.30pm starting on Monday 23 September 2013 at TARA Meeting Rooms, Ulley Road, Woodthorpe.
Acis own and manage 5,500 homes and 1,100 units of student accommodation across Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.