A week of events is being held to help
Renfrewshire residents make the most of their money
Renfrewshire Money Week, 7 – 11 November, will include advice sessions, training events and workshop activities all designed to help people manage their finances.
The events will cover everything from budgeting properly for the cost of living and building up savings to knowing what benefits are available and knowing who can help if people run into financial difficulties or just need some advice.
Events will include:
- Make the Most of Your Money Day, Paisley Town Hall, Wednesday 9 November. This event is open to everyone and will include stalls and sessions on a range of topics including claiming benefits, welfare reform, energy efficiency, claiming benefits and the rising cost of fuel bills.
- The Renfrewshire Money Bus will visit locations across Renfrewshire throughout the week with information and resources on issues such as benefits, debt, housing costs, handling your fuel bills, energy efficiency, and managing your money.
- Children and Families Health Fair, Johnstone Town Hall, Friday 11 November. There will be fun activities for children and information for parents and grandparents on keeping children Healthy and Active, budgeting with a family and Healthy Start benefits.
- Be Benefit Wise sessions for older people run by Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire (ROAR). A Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau income adviser will run benefit checks to make sure people are receiving the full income they are entitled to, as well as providing advice and help filling in benefit claim forms.
- Managing Money as a Student, Reid Kerr College, Tuesday 8 November. Local money advice agencies team up with Reid Kerr College to offer advice on student budgeting, managing overdrafts and shopping around for a student bank account.
Renfrewshire Council Leader Brian Lawson said: “There’s never been a more important time to make the most of your money.
Whether we’re young or old, in work or not, and whatever state our finances are in we all need to make sure we know how to make it go as far as possible.
“This will be the third Renfrewshire Money Week and it’s proved really popular in the past but this year in particular more people are facing financial difficulties.
“There are events for everyone providing a huge range of information and some great resources to help people. We’re even taking support out directly to communities with the Renfrewshire Money Bus.”
A range of organisations are taking part in Renfrewshire Money Week including Advice Works, Education Scotland, Energy Saving Scotland advice centre, Job Centre Plus, the Money Advice Service, Reid Kerr College, Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau, Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership and Renfrewshire Wide Credit Union.
For full details of all the events taking place pick up a programme for any Renfrewshire Council building or go to