TRAIN: local community teams of Budget Coaches
Our goal is for there to be a team of front-line Budget Coaches in every community across Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.
If your church, Foodbank, or community centre has 2-3 volunteers, give us a call and we’ll come and train them up. We will help you create a team of Personal Budget Coaches who can help someone take control of their finances; if needed, they can access the support of our Money Matters Debt Advice Centre (part of the Community Money Advice CMA national network).
How does it work?
Tell the story: we’ll present to the church or a group, explaining the need, the opportunity to bring hope to your community, and how we can work together.
Help build a team: we’ll meet with interested individuals to explain the commitment and how it works in more detail.
Training: everyone will receive an initial 2 hours of training on how volunteers best work with clients; then we will provide specific training on CMA; finally, everyone gets shadowing opportunities going out with a more experienced Budget Coach.
Materials & Recording: all the materials, paperwork and ICT resources that you need is provided through our team and CMA.
Ongoing support: the team will be invited to monthly team gatherings for updates, guest speakers and local expert advice on specific case studies.
Further training: access to specialist training through CMA and the Wiser Adviser debt advisor support programme is available as required.