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Orkney ‘Worrying About Money?’ Leaflet Launch: A cash first response to food insecurity

October 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Based on learning from Scotland’s A Menu for Change project, Orkney’s ‘Worrying About Money?’ Leaflet has been co-designed to help people experiencing financial insecurity, and those supporting them, to easily identify and access appropriate financial support and advice. By helping people access any existing financial entitlements and advice on income maximisation, the hope is to reduce the need for emergency food aid.

The Orkney ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet is a step-by-step guide that:
– starts with the money problem situation/s someone might be facing (Step1)
– explains the options available that could help (Step 2)
– includes contact information for local organisations that can directly support people with these options (Step 3)

This launch event is an opportunity for frontline workers and volunteers in Orkney to hear more about the new leaflet and how to use it. Speakers will highlight the types of support available and raise awareness about the services that can help someone facing financial crisis or money worries.

We will be welcoming representatives of partner organisations who have worked together to co-develop the Orkney ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet to share their experiences and thoughts. They will reflect on why a cash first response to food insecurity is fundamental and how access to appropriate money advice and support can help reduce the need for charitable food aid. Partner organisations include NHS Orkney Public Health, the Independent Food Aid Network, Orkney Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Social Security Scotland, the Trussell Trust and Orkney Food Insecurity Group.

The roll-out of this resource in Orkney will be supported by future Money Counts training sessions designed for food bank staff, volunteers and other frontline workers. Book your place for the launch via this page and we will send the Microsoft Teams joining details shortly before the event. If you have any questions ahead of the event, please contact Jessica Jones (jessica.Jones2@nhs.scot) or Maria Marshall (maria@foodaidnetwork.org.uk).

You can access the Orkney ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet online here: www.ifanuk.org/leaflet-orkney


October 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Independent Food Aid Network
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