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We're joining forces with Potteries Moneywise to support local communities with managing money

30th August 2023

As part of our ongoing commitment to make a positive difference to our members and local communities, we’ve announced a series of money clinics to help local people with managing their money.

With this in mind, we've partnered with Potteries Moneywise, run by Citizens Advice Staffordshire North and Stoke-on-Trent, to help local people to manage their money better. The partnership will see a series of money clinics take place over the next 12 weeks at our branches in Leek, Hanley, Uttoxeter, and Oakengates. These clinics are designed to provide confidential support and independent expert advice, free of charge to help maximise household income and reduce outgoings.

Potteries Moneywise, known for its expertise in supporting people with managing their money, is enthusiastic about the partnership, with Dan Pearson, their Service Manager, commenting:

"We’re delighted to be offering free money help and advice at Leek Building Society branches. We hope this gives people confidence and empowers them to not only understand their bills and finances, but also to manage them and access any further help they may be entitled to receive. So, enabling our local community to be money confident, reduce stress, depression, anxiety and build financial confidence."

The timing of this partnership couldn't be more significant, as the cost-of-living continues to rise, placing many individuals in challenging financial situations. We hope by running these money clinics with Potteries Moneywise, the lives of local people who are facing challenges managing their money can be improved through increased financial confidence.

Ian Blurton, our Head of Branch Network and Customer Support said,

"Partnering with Potteries Moneywise allows us to extend our reach and impact in the local community, offering vital support to people who are currently struggling financially. We want to help by providing people with the tools and knowledge to bolster their financial confidence and pave the way for a more financially secure future."

People will have the opportunity to talk with an experienced expert, ask questions, and receive individual help to manage their money better. No appointment is required and people are encouraged to drop in to get general information, or more personalised confidential advice from a Potteries Moneywise expert.

Our Leek Derby Street branch will be the first to host a money clinic on Wednesday 6 September, where time will be set aside for people to drop in throughout the day, during our extended branch opening hours, between 9.30am-4.30pm. 

The schedule for the money clinics are detailed below.

Leek - Derby Street branch

Wednesday 6 September

Friday 6 October

Monday 30 October

Hanley branch

Monday 11 September

Wednesday 11 October

Friday 10 November

Uttoxeter branch

Friday 22 September

Tuesday 17 October

Thursday 16 November

Oakengates branch

Monday 25 September

Tuesday 24 October

Thursday 23 November

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