New Money Talks project set to launch

Money confidence project gets funding boost from Leicester City Council’s Anti-Poverty programme

Action Homeless are celebrating after being awarded a £10,000 grant to launch a new project, Money Talks 2023. The project will encourage people experiencing homelessness in Leicester to seek help in addressing money issues as well as providing support with budgeting and managing finances.

Money Talks will deliver regular workshops and drop-in clinics as well as one to one appointments for Action Homeless clients. People living in Action Homeless’ temporary housing will be invited to join the Money Talks team for a conversation about money and to explore together how they can access any further personalised support that they need.

Money Talks will also provide a tailored session for frontline staff, increasing knowledge and awareness of the help available to people in crisis, and equipping support teams with the tools and skills to be able to have supportive conversations around money.

Eilidh Stringer, Funding Manager, said

‘we are so thrilled to be taking this much needed project forward. The people who Action Homeless support are at a transitional moment in life, getting ready to move into their own home, and this project will enable building of key skills and independence that will help in breaking the cycle of homelessness in Leicester.’

Action Homeless will host the project within its newly refurbished Engage Wellbeing Suite which is home to other key initiatives to tackle homelessness. The project is just one of a number being funded by Leicester City Council to reduce the impact of poverty in the city. Read more here