WE'RE FUNDED TO DECEMBER 2016
- Speak to us if you're a funder and you want more info about us
- We'd love to hear from people interested in learning more about us
- Get in touch if you'd like to run The Money House where you are
We are actively seeking many funding opportunities to sustain and expand our project, if you or someone you know would like to find out how you could support us please do get in touch.
If you work for a local authority and would like to run a version of this course where you are then we'd love to hear from you.
Even if you don't fit either of the two categories above but you want to find out more, contact us for details of our next open day.
We're not the only ones who are excited about The Money House and it's potential. Anna Whalen is Youth Homelessness Advisor at St Basil's www.stbasils.org.uk . Part of Anna's role is funded by the Dept for Communities and Local Government who rely on St Basil's for national advice on youth homelessness. Here's what Anna had to say about The Money House after coming to an open day in May 2015.
"It's not often I come away from a visit to a local project immediately thinking about how to get it national coverage and how it could be replicated the length and breadth of the country.
Affordability is increasingly a key concern for local authorities, for Registered Providers and private landlords, as well as young people. One part of that jigsaw is landlords concern about young people as tenants - how can they manage on a low income - what sort of risk do they present financially? Those who have the financial skills to manage successfully on a low income are likely to be viewed more positively and be able to manage as young tenants. The outcomes from The Money House experience, in relation to arrears, evidence this so clearly.
The Money House model is relevant to young people, no matter what sort of local authority area they live in. It can be used for living in
social and private rented housing. It can, as we heard, also encourage young people to stay at home for longer if they can. It teaches so much
more than simple budgeting.
In short The Money House model is without
doubt - and by a long way - the most comprehensive programme for helping young people understand and manage their financial affairs and go forward, knowing what the challenges are and how to deal with them."