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Money Mentor

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Accommodation Concern is a charity who supports those struggling with their finances, housing and benefits through our advice centre, food bank and supported accommodation. Many of our clients are in the most vulnerable groups as they were just keeping their heads above water in struggling to manage their finances on a day to day basis. Many of them have lost employment, have had their hours reduced, have children at home wanting food who would have been eligible for free school meals and will also be seeing an increase in their fuel costs Our volunteer run Community Money Advice (CMA) centre was set up to provide the support to anyone needing support to find a way to manage their money worries. Providing debt and money advice is well known to transform people lives and makes an impact of the community. As a Money Mentor volunteer you will be given the training to help people on a variety of levels: • Producing a budget and/or income/expenditure • Practically supporting clients to stick to their budgets • Swtiching energy/phone providers etc to save money • Identifying additional benefits/income opportunites Location: Accommodation Concern offices

Skills

Hours: Variable but minimum of 6 months commitment and 3-6 hours per week Duties: To play an active part in the Accommodation Concern Advice Centre team, including: • Delivering high quality, non-judgemental support to complete forms • Providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to clients • Assisting with administrative duties related to client casework including using an online database (training provided) • Attend monthly team meetings

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

Location

This opportunity has no specific location.

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Interests

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Children
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Crime, Victims and Offenders
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Homeless and Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Misuses and Addiction

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Advice and Information
  • Support and Information
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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