Good News! As a result of the campaign in Middleton Park Ward, 6 people so far have sought financial help at the St Georges Centre – 4 at the Credit Union and 2 at Customer Services – and that’s just the ones we know about!
Keep a look out for further events in Middleton around helping people manage their money!
Sonny from Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid learning how to blog!
Money and Mental Health
Recent studies have indicated that financial difficulties and debt can have a detrimental effect on people’s mental health. Also people with mental health issues are more likely to find themselves in debt, than people with good mental health.
If you would like to find out more about mental health services in the South and South East of the city, how to refer and how the services link together, please feel free to come along. There will also be the opportunity to hear about digital inclusion work in the city. All welcome!
On Monday 27th March, Cllrs Blake, Groves and Truswell launched the Stop Loan Sharks Campaign in Middleton and Belle Isle. This campaign is promoting the new Illegal Money Lending website and easier online way of reporting Loan Sharks, plus local organisations who can help with debt and good sources of credit.
We now have a display complete with the new debt forum postcards in the waiting area of St Georges Centre. Partners from BITMO, Credit Union, St Georges Hub, Groundwork and Leeds City Council helped to distribute leaflets at various locations in Belle Isle and Middleton and local organisations will also be receiving postcards to share with their service users.
The Communities team working hard creating the Love Where You Live website!