Acis make a New Year resolution with Money Box
Published by Tim Steele for Acis Group Ltd in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Universal Credit
A drop-in service to help people in Gainsborough make the most of their money has been extended in to the New Year by Lincolnshire based housing provider Acis Group.
Acis joined forces with West Lindsey District Council to launch Money Box back in July, with the aim of providing local people with helpful face-to-face advice about financial products and services to help them manage their money.
The new sessions will run from 11am to 1pm on 7 and 21 January, and 4 and 18 February at the Guildhall in Marshall’s Yard. The new Tuesday drop-in sessions mean that Money Box will operate on the same day as Credit Union at the Guildhall, as well as coinciding with the town’s market day, making a more accessible service under one roof.
Advice and support will be available on general money management and personal one-to-one budgeting, as well as affordable and responsible credit, savings facilities, financial skills, dealing with debt, bank accounts and home contents insurance. Staff will also be on hand to help people make online benefits claims. Sessions are open to all and all advice given and issues discussed will be done so in the strictest of confidence.
Lucy Picksley, Resident Involvement Officer for Acis Group, said: “Money Box is a fantastic initiative that aims to ensure everyone has access to appropriate advice about financial services and products. We want to enable people to manage their money effectively on a day-to-day basis, plan for the future and deal with financial distress. We have a great range of partners working with ourselves and West Lindsey to deliver this project, and together with Credit Union we are able to offer a one-stop-shop for financial advice. All you need to do is come along to Guildhall reception and say you are here for Money Box.”
Money Box is delivered with the help of supporting partners Riverside Training, Lincolnshire Credit Union, Sills and Betteridge Solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureau and Asra Housing Group.