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Let's Talk Money

‘Let’s Talk Money’ was a financial inclusion programme delivered to adults to help address the growing need for financial literacy skills in the poorest communities in Leeds.  Funded by International Personal Finance, the courses run for a 6 week duration and give individuals attending the opportunity to develop money management skills, recognise their spending habits, understand personal budgeting and what to consider when borrowing money, overall giving them the skills and confidence to control their finances. 

The programme ended on the 31st March 2012 and trained nearly 400 participants.  As part of the programme, 19 front line workers attended Train the Trainer courses to enable them to deliver the workshops to their clients, these workers were from settings such as Children’s Centres, Schools and voluntary, community organisations.

Most of the participants reported that they have realised how much money they spend without thinking about it and are going to continue to keep receipts and logs of what and how they spend their money.

Several participants have been supported to access specialist debt advice to sort out their money problems, something which they wouldn’t have done if they hadn’t participated in the course.

The courses were also adapted to meet the needs of individuals and one of the courses was delivered to a Polish cohort through Burberrys by our Polish trainer, this was very useful as she could explain and translate parts of the course that the participants were struggling with into their home language. 


“My family are working together more to save money”

 “It made me feel I can cope”

 “Very good course, understood everything, it was explained to us in a friendly way”

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