My money matters
My Money Matters is a project that helps the residents of Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen manage their household finances. My Money Matters’started in April 2017 and supports local people with:
- Budgeting advice
- General Money Management
- Benefits advice
- Information on Credit Union savings and loans
- Advice on switching gas and electricity suppliers
- Advice on fuel poverty and rural food issues
- Shopping habits and food waste
The project has been running for more than 3 years and has helped over 403 local people, mostly with benefits advice or switching utilities. The advice and support that they have received from Karen Williams through My Money Matters has helped clients receive over £517,188 in benefit awards and other income. This is money that they were entitled to but didn’t know that they could claim.
Due to Covid-19, all drop in sessions and face to face appointments have been cancelled until further notice. However, Karen is still providing this vital service by telephone between 9am and 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.