Gainsborough: Make a resolution to manage your money

The new Guildhall at Marshalls Yard.
The new Guildhall at Marshalls Yard.

A drop-in service to help people in Gainsborough make the most of their money has been extended in to the New Year.

Housing provider Acis Group and West Lindsey District Council joined forces to launch Money Box in July.

It aims to provide people with face-to-face advice about financial products and services to help them manage their money.

The new sessions will run from 11am to 1pm on 7th and 21st January and 4th and 18th February at the Guildhall in Marshall’s Yard.

The new Tuesday drop-in sessions mean that Money Box will operate on the same day as Credit Union at the Guildhall, as well as coinciding with market day, making a more accessible service under one roof.

Advice and support will be available on general money management and personal one-to-one budgeting, as well as affordable and responsible credit, savings facilities, financial skills, dealing with debt, bank accounts and home contents insurance.

Staff will also be on hand to help people make online benefits claims.

Sessions are open to everyone and all advice given and issues discussed will be done so in the strictest of confidence. They are run on a drop-in basis and no appointment is needed.

Lucy Picksley, resident involvement officer for Acis, said: “Money Box is a fantastic initiative that aims to ensure everyone has access to appropriate advice about financial services and products.”

“We want to enable people to manage their money effectively on a day-to-day basis, plan for the future and deal with financial distress.”

“We have a great range of partners working with ourselves and West Lindsey to deliver this project, and together with Credit Union we are able to offer a one-stop-shop for financial advice,” she added.

Money Box is delivered with the help of supporting partners Riverside Training, Lincolnshire Credit Union, Sills and Betteridge Solicitors, CitizensAdvice Bureau and Asra Housing Group.

For more information about Money Box call Lucy Picksley on 01427 675806.