The project team organise and take part in a variety of events, some of which are listed below. Please contact us if you would like our input at an event.
The Money Advice Service and the Money Advice Outcomes Team, Improvement Service worked in partnership to deliver the first Talk Money Scotland Annual Conference. The event was planned as part of the National Talk Money Week, which is an annual event organised as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK, with the aim to get more people to #TalkMoney.
The Money Advice Outcomes Team was involved with the planning of a stakeholder event which brought together representatives across the Scottish Prison Service, Local Authority and Third Sector advice workers and managers involved with some of the Scottish Prison Advice Projects.
It provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn from each other’s area of work and discuss some of the early interventions in place to support prisoners and their wider families, sharing the good practice and any new developments. Discussions took place around these key themes:
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Improving access to Advice Services whilst addressing domestic/financial abuse
The Money Advice Outcomes Team was involved with the planning of a stakeholder event during the 16DaysofAction against domestic violence. This took place at Big Lottery premises in Glasgow and was well attended by a diverse mix of key stakeholders.
In partnership with NHS Health Scotland and Child Poverty Action Group, the Money Advice Outcomes project team organised an event to encourage the development of effective referral pathways between the health and advice sectors, and share good practice.
The Money Advice Outcomes project team helped plan and deliver an event to bring key stakeholders across the Highland and Island communities together to share examples of good practice, and strengthen partnership-working. Taking place in Inverness, the event was attended by senior management across council, housing, health, credit union, and third sector organisations.
The Money Advice Outcomes team was involved in the planning of this event at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which was attended by more than 250 delegates. The event was held in partnership with NHS Health Scotland, Citizens Advice Bureaux, the Scottish Government, the Scottish Legal Aid Board, and the Money Advice Service. Attendees discussed the outcomes of advice, as well as the role that advice services play in tackling inequalities on a national level.
The Improvement Service was asked to participate in a Debt Conference, which was funded and co-ordinated by Aberdeenshire Council. The main aims of the event were:
The Money Advice Outcomes team were involved with the planning of two events on Health and Financial Inclusion in 2015, held in partnership with NHS Health Scotland. The first event was held in Glasgow and was aimed at NHS, financial inclusion and advice service workers across Scotland. The second event was aimed specifically at services operating in Dundee.
This summit, hosted by Derek MacKay (Minister for Local Government and Planning), discussed concerns around the clustering and numbers of payday lenders and betting shops in Scotland. It also explored potential measures, good practice and ideas for tackling them.
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