Future Skills Inverclyde makes financial help available online

The Future Skills team
The Future Skills team

A new online resource offering financial advice has been launched by Future Skills Inverclyde.

The organisation, which is supported by River Clyde Homes as well as Cloch, Oak Tree and Larkfied housing associations, unveiled its new website recently at a launch in Greenock. The website contains information about the range of supports offered by the Future Skills team and advises users of the help that they can receive and how to access it.

Future Skills is a Big Lottery funded project whose aim is to provide help with money management, basic computing skills and using the internet. They also teach how to use tablets/smartphones and offer advice on banking and getting a bank account. The services are available either at classes held throughout Inverclyde, or on a one-to-one basis at home.

People needn’t worry if they don’t have a computer at home, Future Skills will bring the necessary equipment. All of the services are free and confidential and are available to all residents of Inverclyde.

The website also offers further information on a range of support services throughout Inverclyde offered Financial Inclusion Partnership partners, with links to a variety of organisations.

Julie Allison, one call & lettings manager at River Clyde Homes, said: “Since it began Future Skills has helped many people to get on-line and source better deals and ways to make their money go further. This latest development will hopefully encourage even more people to either get financial advice or to contact us for help in getting to grips with technology.”

Meanwhile River Clyde Homes is celebrating after cleaner, greener neighbourhoods manager Russell Smith helped the association win the award for improving local environments at the Keep Scotland Beautiful ceremony.

Mr Smith was successful in the Programme Manager of the Year Award for the way in which he has undertaken the land management role.

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