Posts about Financial Inclusion

New-look website to help people with money advice

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today, we’re […]

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Mental health and money issues highlighted by support project

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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Innovative project helps housing tenants access IT kit and support

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries or recipients of that support. […]

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Financial inclusion support eases woman’s mental health problems

Recent statistics show that 23% of Wales’ population, 700,000 people, are struggling to make ends meet[1]). Poverty cannot be eradicated if essentials like housing, food and energy are unaffordable for people on low and modest incomes. The Welsh Government has made significant progress towards meeting the needs of people with complex needs, including action on […]

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Could we have helped Daniel Blake?

The Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign that we’re currently running at the Wales Co-operative Centre has made me think of a story that has captured the nation’s thoughts in recent months – ‘I, Daniel Blake’. When I watched it in the cinema I was moved to tears, probably more than any other film I’ve seen. I […]

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Project provides critical support to save Newport man from homelessness

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign will demonstrate a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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Mr. Bishop’s story highlights importance of ‘Your Money, Your Home’ work

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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A budget is for life, not just for Christmas

Christmas can be a very expensive time of year that can mean many people creating a debt that takes much of the year to pay off. What if there were ways to survive the festive season without breaking the bank? Start early – spread the cost of Christmas over longer to reduce the need to […]

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Credit Unions and Payroll Schemes – what are they and what are the benefits of joining one?

16m people in the UK have savings of less than £100 according to a study carried out by the Money Advice Service. Have you got enough money saved to pay for Christmas this year?  Would you have enough money to repair your car if it broke down? People are finding it even harder to put […]

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Why the Wales Co-operative Centre is supporting Financial Capability Week

When 40% of adults say they are not in control of their finances and a further four in ten have less than £500 in savings, its clear the UK is facing a financial capability crisis which requires a collective response. That is why we are supporting Financial Capability Week. The campaign is designed to highlight […]

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