Financially vulnerable

This practical workshop is designed to guide staff to be able to help tenants build their resilience, wellbeing and confidence in managing their money so crises are less likely to happen.

Financially vulnerable

It focuses on a preventative, strengths-based approach and incorporates CBT and Motivational Interviewing techniques to help tenants gain new perspectives on their spending and understand their influences and values – and as a result identify where they can make changes. Staff can help tenants build the skills needed to understand they have choice, control and feel empowered to make better financial decisions moving forward.

What the session covers:

  • Helping tenants understand their money patterns and influences
  • Goal setting
  • Separating needs, obligations and wants
  • Draw up a spending plan (budget)
  • How to make paying bills easier
  • Dealing with money worries.

Who should attend?

This session will benefit all staff who communicate with tenants about their money management.

Alison Markantonis

Income management Alison Markantonis

Alison Markantonis is an experienced welfare benefits, financial capability and employment skills practitioner, who has worked successfully in the affordable housing and benefits sector for the last 27 years. She has worked with many housing and support organisations and brings her extensive experience to specialise in demystifying the benefits system, money management and employability skills training for both frontline staff and tenants. Her approach is participative and interactive, using case studies and her own experience to take the complex, and make it not only simple, but also applicable.