WORRYING ABOUT MONEY? THERE IS SUPPORT FOR YOU IN EPSOM & EWELL…
Posted by Kat Heath on 26 Jan 2022
On Thursday 27th January a new initiative from the Epsom & Ewell Foodbank & IFAN (Independent Food Aid Network) will see the launch of Worrying About Money leaflets which will be distributed in the area.
The leaflets will provide extensive details and information on a range of local statutory and voluntary sector services offering both financial and non financial help to those in crisis.
The leaflets which are co produced by Epsom & Ewell Foodbank and IFAN are being published due to an overwhelming response from people who have been using the Foodbank over the last year.
The general consensus was that generally people do not know where and how to get help when dealing with money concerns and issues.
The primary objective of this project is to reduce the use of Foodbanks by addressing the individuals root cause of poverty which could be due to debt, domestic abuse or mental health problems.
Once addressed a range of contacts and services can be reached easily from the use of these easy to use leaflets.
Each leaflet has a step by step guide to help the reader find exactly the right help.
For example, Step 1 has a list of categories which the reader may fall into, such as:
- I suddenly have no money
- I have debt
- My money doesn’t stretch far enough or
- I am waiting on a benefit payment or allowance.
Once the reader has identified what area they fall into there is a colour coded numbered dot which links them to right section of the leaflet, providing them with bespoke advice on their particular problem and where and how to get the right help.
There is also a section which gives the reader a list of organisations for support such as:
Mary Francis Trust
Surrey and Borders Mental Health Helpline 0800 915 4644.
Epsom & Ewell Family Centre and Home start to mention a few.
For more advice visit:
Epsom & Ewell Foodbank:
The leaflet is downloadable via this link:
Do not suffer in silence!