Supporting residents financial capability skills – LifeSkills created with Barclays
26th March 2021
What is LifeSkills?
LifeSkills created with Barclays is a free, financial capability and employability programme that offers educators modules, tips and advice to support residents and communities improve their financial skills.
Recent research has shown that 39% of adults don’t feel confident managing their money. If you need support with your finances, why not explore LifeSkills*.
Where to start – Personal Budgeting
Planning your personal budget is a good place to start developing your skills. This course aims to help identify your income, expenditure and how to create a budget.
This session takes between 25 and 35 minutes to complete and even includes a virtual training session. What’s more, you will:
- Map out ‘do now’, ‘do soon’ and ‘do later’ actions in a diary template to help identify your next steps
- Reflect on which payments to prioritise, ranging from rent, mortgage and utility bills through to personal loans and leisure, testing your learning through quizzes
- Explore case studies and identify the challenges people encounter when budgeting
To access this free resource, along with a range of modules related to money management which include Taking control of your income, Understanding banks and money management and How to save more money, sign up as an educator today.
For more information on LifeSkills created with Barclays visit – https://barclayslifeskills.com/
Unaware of BRASS?
BRASS is an exciting new financial wellbeing programme designed by us at Dalton Together.
BRASS has been designed to help maximise what money you do have, how you can earn the most you can, how to spend and borrow money in the most efficient ways, and reduce the risks and impacts that changes to financial circumstances can have on us.
As BRASS is designed to highlight financial information for residents; LifeSkills with Barclays is useful as they provide free resources to help with Budgeting, thus helping you make the most of your earnings by understanding pay, benefits and other income.