Our heart is to help anyone in financial difficulty, regardless of background, faith or circumstance. Our objectives are:
Advising our clients how to become debt free
Equipping our clients to manage their own finances effectively
Encouraging our clients in dealing with the causes of their financial difficulties
If you're keen to help people who are suffering under the burden of debt, please join our team of experienced staff and volunteers.
Responsible for the first face-to-face client contact and the gathering of information from clients to draw up an accurate financial statement, identify and advise them on any immediate action required and liaise with Case Managers to ensure the appropriate debt management strategy is put into place. Playing an important role in reassuring, supporting, praying for/with and encouraging clients.
Revise, correct, clarify the Financial Statement drawn up by a debt advisor. This will involve conversations both with the debt advisor, the client and creditors. Dealing with any Priority Debt issues i.e. rent, Council Tax, utilities, benefits and agree way forward. Identifying and implementing the agreed course of action. This will include making offers to creditors, negotiating payments, advising client of updates and instructions etc. Assisting the client to establish payment plan if appropriate and initiating any insolvency proceedings if appropriate, may also accompany clients to Court in order to secure affordable repayments, for insolvency proceedings, and other legal agreements.
Working one-to-one with current/former clients to help equip them with a budgeting system they can put into practice. Acting as a coach/mentor empowering clients to take control of their finances for life.
Greeting clients at client appointments, hosting everyone with refreshments and helping with various administration work.
Research potential funding sources and assisting in writing funding applications.
Develop creative ideas to expand on the success of Move 4 Change our sponsored walk/cycle event and practical support on the day.