If you are worrying about money this step-by-step guide will help you to identify advice and support. It will help you access the money you are entitled to.
Worrying About Money ?
Working together to help people who are worrying about money.
Arran Eco Savvy have been working with the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN), Arran CVS and local partners, to help people who are worrying about money.
With the rising cost of living many people are worrying about money. This leaflet has been designed to signpost agencies who are available to help. The aim is to provide cash to support people who need money. That could be for accessing food, affording energy or otherwise struggling to make ends meet.
Independent Food Aid Network
IFAN’s vision is of a country without the need for charitable food aid. A country where adequate and nutritious food is affordable to all. IFAN calls for governments and national and local partnerships to prioritise a cash first approach to food insecurity. It encourages organisations to work together to address the root causes of food insecurity and poverty.
IFAN is working to promote a cash first approach to food insecurity in a number of ways:
– advocating for all local authorities to provide adequate, well-promoted and easy accessible cash payments to people in financial crisis
– advocating for systemic changes that would see social security payments and wages match the cost of living and the root causes of food insecurity and poverty addressed
– co-developing and circulating cash first referral leaflets across multiple local authorities
– supporting their member organisations to use shopping cards or vouchers and/or cash grants instead of or alongside food parcels or other food support