About Us

This website is brought to you by the Cambs Local Assistance Scheme, Making Money Count and New Horizons. We are partnership projects working in Cambs, Peterborough and West Norfolk.

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Making Money Count

We aim to help people  feel more confident about their money and get access to the services and support that they need. Our help includes:

  • One to one money and online support in the home for social housing tenants
  • Money drop ins and one to one money support for anyone living in Fenland
  • Training for frontline workers
  • Love Your Home – free events open to everyone

Making Money Count is funded by the Big Lottery and led by Clarion Housing Group (was Circle Housing Roddons) in partnership with CHS Group, Citizens Advice Rural Cambs and Fenland District Council

Help if you rent from a housing association in Fenland

If you rent from a housing association in Fenland we can offer you help to:

  • check your benefits and make sure you are getting everything you are entitled to
  • help you find the best deals for your household
  • access extra support, grants and household goods
  • get online
  • get help to find work if that is what you need

We can visit you in your home and our service is confidential – we do not share your information with anyone, including your housing association, without your permission.

We have helped over 14oo people this way and people tell us they really appreciate the friendly, practical and personal approach and feel more confident with our support.

Our home visiting service is available in English, Russian and Polish.

If you  need help to get online we can loan you equipment and free internet access  as well as one to one support so that you can experience being online safely and securely.

To find out more email olena.batista@circle.org.uk

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Help with money for anyone in Fenland

Our Making Money Count team at Citizens Advice in Wisbech can offer extra support and help with debts, budgeting, getting the best deals and sorting out money worries.

Their service is open to anyone aged 16 and over living in Fenland.

To find out more pop into one of the drop ins:

Monday 9.30-12.15pm   Wisbech Citizens Advice Church Mews

Tuesday 1pm-3pm   March Library

or call

phone 01945 469785

mobile 07506 941200

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Love Your Home

Love Your Home events are held every month and open to everyone – children are also welcome if they are with an adult who can look after them.

They are on the second Tuesday of every month from 10.30-1pm at the Queen Mary Centre Wisbech

At every event there are free crafts, cooking and DIY activities to try plus a café and food sharing.

Love Your Home is free, fun and friendly.

Find out more on this Facebook page

Facebook.com/LoveYourHomeEvents

 

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Frontline worker training

We offer a range of different short sessions to help people  working in the frontline, whether paid or volunteer, to feel more confident about spotting money problems and signposting people to support.

Our free training is provided by experienced workers and is very well received. Sessions currently available include:

  • Money Essentials
  • Universal Credit

We are also planning a  conference for November 2017 and will be advertising on this website shortly.

To find out more email makingmoneycount@circle.org.uk

 

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