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Reflections on 2019 - Just Finance Black Country

Rev Cassius Francis, our Just Finance Black Country Worker reflects on his 2019 highlight

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Just Finance Black Country Worker - Rev Cassius Francis

Mine is quite a small story - One young couple with their baby and struggling with Universal Credit came to a CSCS Budgeting session that I delivered. At the end of the session they were more confident about discussing their finances and managing their money as a couple, and one of them said that they had dropped out of school without any qualifications. He said that the CSCS certificate was the first certificate that he had received for anything. One of the community workers from whg was also able to support the young person to register for a numeracy course.

This is not a huge story, but it is my favourite for the year because I could physically see the body language of the couple change as they grew more confident about being able to talk about money together and even if they made incremental changes from the session I knew that could made a significant difference to their overall finances.

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More confident about managing their money

At the end of the session they were more confident about discussing their finances and managing their money as a couple,One of them said that they had dropped out of school without any qualifications. He said that the CSCS certificate was the first certificate that he had received for anything.