Tech your Finance:
Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau has launched a new digital financial capability project - Tech your finance. Funded from October 2018 until March 2020 by the RBS Skills and Opportunity Fund, our project aims are to offer specialist digital money advice and support to help harness digital skills.
Our objective is to address the disadvantages experienced by those who are not digitally skilled and financially aware and to better manage their finances. We want to empower individuals and communities to prepare for future building of financial capabilities and resilience to unexpected financial circumstances.
We will provide specialist advice on learning how using computers, tablets and mobile phones can help manage money worries through online services, as well as building money, debt and digital skills.
Our aim is to empower and build confidence and connect communities with improved financial circumstances and wellbeing with participants being better able to budget, manage debt, switching and savings, income maximisation, affordable credit, Insurance and to protect themselves from fraud and scams.
The project will be delivered via face to face appointments, digital workshops and sessions. We will also be available with an outreach service in Airdrie Library every 2nd week .
If you would like more information or you would like to arrange an appointment with a digital money adviser or book a group workshop – contact Airdrie Citizen advice Bureau on 01236 754109 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Beyond Courage:
A new project launched by Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau and made possible by a grant from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Action Beyond Courage (https://www.airdriecab.co.uk/services/action-beyond-courage) project provides advice to women affected by or at risk of domestic abuse. Below you will find accessible online guides on the subjects we know you need information about, allowing you to make informed decisions to move forward in your journey away from an abusive relationship. You can also get one-to-one advice via web chat and/or to arrange a face-to-face appointment.
The project offers advice and assistance, helping carers to tackle financial and emotional pressures placed on them by changing circumstances. Our team also provides group financial education workshops - with the added benefit of one to one Money Advice sessions on request, covering income maximisation, welfare reform, digital skills and digital finances.
Since the projects inception, Families 1st has partnered with further community agencies including: NHS Lanarkshire, NLC, Covey befriending, Routes to Work, SOS advocacy and many more.
By choosing to volunteer with Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau you’ll be giving something truly valuable back to the community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do. There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau, so you can use your knowledge, skills and experience where it matters most. From adviser roles to behind-the-scenes support, we’ll let you choose where you think you’ll make the greatest impact. As well as making a big difference to people’s lives, you can also learn some valuable skills when volunteering with us. 42% of Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers go on to further education or employment. As a Citizens Advice Bureau adviser, you’ll be part of the wider Scottish Citizens Advice network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you’d like to volunteer with Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau or want to find out more, we’d love to hear from you. We offer a 13 week training course with digital learning and outcomes as part of the training and on site shadowing sessions.
Use the form below to sign-up.