Being Good News to those struggling with money

Being Good News to those struggling with money

23 April 2020 by Alison Tsang by Right Rev Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell in Debt and Financial Wellbeing, Covid-19 Response.

a new video resource from Capital Mass and the Diocese of London

For many people, the Coronavirus crisis & subsequent lockdown have plunged them into “financial shock”: leaving them worrying about their money and struggling to pay bills.

To help churches seeking to respond to this, Capital Mass has produced a short video resource which we hope will help you know where to start.

Bishop Joanne Grenfell, Bishop of the Stepney Area in the Diocese of London, chats with Alison Tsang, Capital Mass’s financial capability expert.

In this 25 minute conversation, they cover topics such as:

  • what government help is available
  • where to go if you are struggling to pay bills
  • how to get support applying for Universal Credit
  • putting together an emergency budget
  • tackling the very real issue of worry and stress that many people have at this time around their finances.

This video is available for anyone to use and share, and there is an additional PDF resource document, downloadable below.

This guide contains more detailed information and links to places you can signpost people for more help.

If you are interested in finding out more, want to ask questions or go into more detail, we’re running 2 hour interactive webinars with our partners at Transforming Communities Together in the Black Country in April and May.

Details and booking are here

Alison Tsang

Alison Tsang

Alison heads up Compassionate Communities for the Diocese of London, particularly leading on issues around Financial Wellbeing, Modern Slavery & Refugees, and the Climate Crisis.

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Right Rev Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell

Joanne Woolway Grenfell

Bishop Joanne Grenfell is Bishop of Stepney Area in the Diocese of London. Prior to that she was Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of Portsmouth, and before that Director of Ordinands and Residentiary Canon in Sheffield. She has experience of outer housing estate and inner city parishes, chaplaincy, and cathedral ministry.

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