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Helping to balance the books in Gorebridge

the MARCH team: Laura Appleby, Midlothian Council, Welfare Rights Officer; Penny Stafford, MFIN (Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network) Hardship Coordinator and Chris Clyne, Changeworks Affordable Living Advisor

the MARCH team: Laura Appleby, Midlothian Council, Welfare Rights Officer; Penny Stafford, MFIN (Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network) Hardship Coordinator and Chris Clyne, Changeworks Affordable Living Advisor

A morning of workshops aimed at helping people get the most out of their money by budgeting better is coming to Gorebridge.

With the financial pressures of today, food costs and fuel costs at an all time high, many are finding it difficult to juggle bills food costs and heating costs, and are faced with a stark choice: heat, eat or get into debt.

The Midlothian Area Resource Co-ordination for Hardship (MARCH) Project led by Midlothian Council, with specialist support from Changeworks, seeks to help people reverse this with workshops on February 17, hosted by Midlothian foodbank at Gorebridge Parish Church.

It is aimed at helping people reduce energy costs, food costs and food waste, by giving people a better idea of how to manage their bills.

Chris Clyne, Changeworks affordable living advisor said: “Our home visits and face-to-face support give people the opportunity to ask questions they would not normally have a chance to. The response from clients so far has been really positive.”

To find out more and book your place on the workshops, contact Jane Adams at Changeworks on 0131 555 4010 or email warmth@changeworks.org.uk. Alternatively you can book a place on a workshop at the Midlothian foodbank.

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