Community Money Advice: Freedom from Debt, Hope for the Future
A free webinar to explain how your church, foodbank or community project can respond to the COVID-19 debt crisis affecting your community
About this event
We are holding a free webinar to explain how your church, foodbank or community project can respond to the COVID-19 debt crisis affecting families in your community.
The meeting will be held on Zoom. You will be sent a meeting invite 24 hours before the event.
Before the pandemic, personal debt in the UK reached record levels with the average household in 2019 owing £15,385 to credit card firms, banks and other lenders (excluding mortgages).
Set against this, COVID-19 has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on the lowest income households. In the year to December 2020 unemployment increased by 454,000 people with 4.5 million people on furlough in January 2021. The Office of National Statistics reports that almost 9 million people were forced to increase their borrowing in 2020 to cope with the pandemic.
The situation facing families and households is deeply concerning and we believe churches and community organisations will need to play a vital role in helping people in crisis over the next few years. We can help you be a lifeline to those in crisis.
Community Money Advice provides a low-cost opportunity to provide free, confidential face-to-face debt support to local people. Our network consists of 170 church-led debt advice centres, many are collocated alongside other social action project such as foodbanks.
Please join us as we help people find freedom from debt and hope for the future.
Date and time
Thursday 16 September, 10.30-11.30am
Register in advance via Eventbrite.