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Money for life England Celebration Event
Published: 25 Oct 2013
Toynbee Hall is a partner of the Lloyds Banking group’s Money for Life (MfL) – a personal money management programme that aims to make young people and adults feel confident about managing their money. On Tuesday, Toynbee Hall and the other England partners met at the Abbey Centre, to celebrate the success of the award winning programme and recognise the people that have made important contributions to financial education. The event showcased compelling stories from its members and the programmes they are part of. It wasn’t all celebrating though as there were also discussion groups on key topics such as money management, Universal Credit and workshops on best practises.
It has been another fantastic year for the Money for Life programme which received a highly commended award by the Jaguar Land Rover Building Stronger Communities and was reaccredited with a Big Tick at the Business in the Community (BITC)’s awards for Excellence. Last year the Money for Life programme trained people from over 500 different organisations across the UK and it is expected that those completing one of the qualifications in 2012-13 will assist over 22,000 people in financial matters per year.
Sylvia Perrins Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services welcomed guests to the event, followed by other guest speakers such as Peter Davies from BITC who spoke about his delivery of money management sessions in Merseyside and Rachel Lovell from Blackfriars Advice Centre who told of how the Money for Life Teach Others programme helped her reach her clients.
Money for Life and its partners work all over the UK; in England the Money for Life partnership works with Toynbee Hall, the National skills Academy for Financial Services and Family Action to promote financial inclusion. The programme offers people practical help and guidance on effective money management, with support for students, young people and community organisations, giving them the skills to look after their money and make informed decisions now and in the future.