Covid Cash
Just Finance

New milestone in financial resilience training

Covid Cash helps over 30,000 people via 1,100+ churches, charities, and community leaders, including many in the Black Country, Staffordshire and northern Shropshire.

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Worrying times for many....

Since the pandemic began, many families and communities across the UK have been thrown into financial chaos. Over a quarter of households have faced a reduction in income (Bank of England); issues of unemployment, furlough, Universal Credit, bills and arrears have impacted millions of families.

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A partnership to build financial resilience

Through an Allchurches Trust grant, the Just Finance Foundation partnered with TCT and other Together Network colleagues to expand the COVID Cash Course, an information and signposting workshop, empowering churches and community leaders to help their communities through a train-the-trainer model.

A lasting impact

This partnership has so far benefited over 30,000 individuals nationally in need of signposting, resources, and accessible financial information.

Across nearly 150 Allchurches backed courses, over 1,100 churches, charities, and community leaders have been trained to help their communities.

The course has helped those struggling financially like Darren*:

“The course mentioned The Payplan Partnership who are a debt counselling service… my debts were over £15,000” explained Darren who had unfortunately also been the victim of an online scam.

“Had I not attended the COVID cash course, I would not have found out about Payplan… I now have a job with the NHS and am awaiting a start date”

*pseudonym to protect the identity of the attendee

We’re delighted to be celebrating with JFF and colleagues from across England, especially as we learned that it was our Black Country team who delivered the 1,000th participant! Course leaders Cassius Francis and Jon Miles said “It has been encouraging to be part of this delivery team and see the number of participants who have found the course helpful personally and been equipped to support and signpost others. We are still mindful that this is just the start, and we are keen to continue offering this course with the recognition that many will be struggling with financial challenges as a result of the pandemic for some time to come.”

There is still time to book on a remaining session by visiting our booking page at https://wm-covid-cash.eventbrite.co.uk/

Published 11th February 2021