Our events

Building Financially Healthy Communities event series


Households are coming under increasing financial pressure: changes to benefits and tax credits, increasingly irregular and low incomes, and high living costs.  These pressures can take a toll on a household’s financial health.  In such a challenging environment with limited resources, how can we ensure we are providing the right advice, support and services that are able to meet such a wide range of needs?  And what approaches have others taken to transform the financial health of their communities, and what have they learned?

In this series of event, starting in April, we will be exploring how we can support households to deal with these pressures and build their financial health.  The events will focus on sharing learning about what we know works, what doesn’t work, and challenge what we currently know about the causes and solutions.

Each event includes two workshops facilitated by a member of the Financial Health Exchange team: “Beating the poverty premium” and “The role of communications in financial capability”.

On this page you will be able to access presentations, our blog of each event, and a visual summary of workshop discussions.

Our previous events:

Tai Calon Housing, Blaina, Wales – 6 April, 2016


Discussion notes from the event can be downloaded here.

Workshop visual summaries can be downloaded here.

Friends Meeting House, Manchester – 27th May, 2016


Read our summary of the event here.

Workshop visual summaries can be downloaded here.

Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield – 28 June 2016


Download the infographics from our workshops for a summary of discussion points:

“Role of communication” visual summary.

“Poverty premium” visual summary.

See our round up of the discussions from the day here.

The Durham Centre, Durham – 15 Nov 2016

This event was hosted in partnership with the Monkey Project and Advice in County Durham


See our round up of the presentations and discussions here.

Other resources:

Furniture re-use schemes in County Durham – download here.

“Tackling the Poverty Premium”, workshop visual summary – here.

“The role of communication in financial capability”, workshop visual summary 1 and visual summary 2.

Stoke Methodist Church, Plymouth – 28 April 2017

This event was hosted in partnership with Transforming Plymouth Together and Just Finance Foundation.


Presentations from workshops:

Evaluating your work using Theory of Change – presentation here.

The role of effective communication in our financial health work – presentation here.

Tackling the poverty premium – presentation here.