Pay Ahead Stay Ahead programme launches

Pay Ahead Stay Ahead logoFacing issues such as spiralling pay day loans and loan sharks, and with changes to benefits beginning to impact, many of Birmingham’s young people are experiencing huge challenges in managing their money and staying out of debt.

Pay Ahead, Stay Ahead is a new three year programme in Birmingham, supported by the Big Lottery’s Improving Financial Confidence fund, to help 16 to 24 year old first time social housing tenants manage their money and keep their tenancies.

A breakfast meeting for social landlards, organisations working in the financial and social inclusion arenas and those who work with and support young people, is being held by the Pay Ahead Stay Ahead team from 8.00 am to 10.00 am on Wednesday 16th October in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House in Birmingham.

The keynote speaker will be Cllr John Cotton, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for social cohesion and equalities. Young people will also be talking about the issues they face with managing their money and there will be a live performance from Shontal, a not for profit theatre company that raises awareness of money issues through the use of hard hitting and sometimes humorous drama.

If you would like to go to this event to learn more about the Pay Ahead, Stay Ahead programme please contact Nasrat Rafiq at Ashram Housing Association by email to nasrat.rafiq@ashramha.org.uk or call Nasrat on 0121 764 3803.

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