More than 30,000 given tools to avoid financial crisis
11 FEB 2021
Across nearly 150 Allchurches backed courses, over 1,100 churches, charities, and community leaders have been trained to help their communities.
Adeyinka Olushonde, a community worker in Liverpool, began rolling the course out to those need in April 2020 and has continued to do so ever since:
“Uptake for that first event was so successful that within just 24 hours of it being advertised, it was sold out!”
“It is great that we have such enthusiasm for the course but, in another way, it is quite telling. Liverpool was already a city with high levels of deprivation, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this extremely difficult situation for so many individuals and families.”
The course has helped those in need like Darren*:
“The course mentioned The Payplan Partnership who are a debt counselling service… my debts were over £15,000” explained Darren who had unfortunately also been the victim of an online scam.
“Had I not attended the COVID cash course run by the Just Finance Foundation, I would not have found out about Payplan… I now have a job with the NHS and am awaiting a start date”