Thanks to some generous funding from The Henry Smith Charity, Signpost's new Money Wise project will be launching soon!

The Money Wise project helps carers in low income households to navigate the disability benefits system and social care systems, empowering them to manage their money and debt, budgeting and planning for the future with an improved understanding and confidence of how to manage their own financial situation. During the first meeting, an assessment of the carers financial situation will be undertaken and a support plan devised. Carers will be also be supported to access services and activities which will reduce their social isolation and improve their own health and well being, to support their own quality of life alongside continuing to care. This will increase their emotional and psychological resilience making them less vulnerable to carer breakdown.

The Henry Smith Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives,

helping them to benefit from and contribute to society

The community-based Money Wise Officers will deliver a bespoke support service offering:

  • information and support to address the carer's financial situation as well providing information about other forms of help available through the social care system and other services
  • practical support in completing benefit forms, financial and legal information, alongside debt advice and management
  • budgeting and planning support, working collaboratively with the carer to give them greater confidence around money issues
  • provision of well-being information to help minimise the impact of caring on the carer’s own physical and mental health
  • contingency planning advice, including saving for future eventualities
  • group workshops on managing your money/budgeting/ financial planning
  • information and advice around financial and health power of attorney

If you feel you may be in need from the Money Wise project, please get in touch on 0161 442 0442 or by using the contact form on the website here. Please bear in mind the project will not be fully funded, staffed and ready to launch until late 2018.