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Workshop offers moneysaving tips for Hackney residents

27 February 2017
Sanctuary Housing offer the Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project advice about managing their money.

Hackney residents can pick up tips on how to save money on food and energy bills at a free workshop.

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with the Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project to offer people advice about managing their money.

The event takes place at Kingsmead Community Centre from 10am to noon on Friday 3 March and is open to residents across the estate and the surrounding area.

Information available will include how to reduce household energy costs by switching providers and saving money on shopping bills by learning recipes that cost less than £1 to cook.

Free energy saving light bulbs and energy saving packs will also be handed out to residents keen to make their money go further.

Sanctuary’s neighbourhoods partnerships manager Toby Moore said: “Managing bills, whether that’s the weekly shop or energy costs, can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming.

“By supporting this money saving masterclass, we can help ensure our residents can access the basic financial services they need in a modern society.”

Cornelia Barbour, project manager for Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project, said: “With ever-increasing demands on personal finances, there are many different things people can do to save money and this workshop will assist with that.”

Sanctuary’s involvement in the money saving project is being funded through the organisation’s Community Investment Fund, which supports projects benefiting Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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