The Money House

 

A directly delivered and accredited financial literacy programme aimed at preventing youth homelessness – Taking referrals on a continuous basis – Based in London, Glasgow and Birmingham

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Format

Courses delivered during daytime both in person and virtually

Target Group

16-25 year olds in challenging circumstances

Group Size

5 – 10 young people

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The Money House London has 4 locations: Woolwich Dockyard, Canning Town, Kilburn High Road & Seven Sisters.

Course format: 4 days (onsite), 4 days (online) or 1-day option (online and onsite) available to those in full-time employment.

Attendees can receive a Level 1 qualification in Money Management issued by SEG/an SCQF Level 4 qualification in Personal Money Management credit rated by SQA (Scotland).

To refer a young person, please email TheMoneyHouse@mybnk.org. If you are a young person you can also refer yourself to the course.

The Scotland Money House is located on Hope Street.

Attendees can receive an SCQF Level 4 qualification in Personal Money Management and an SCQF Level 4 in Independent Living Skills, credit rated by SQA.

Course format: 5 days (onsite), 4 days (onsite and online) & 3-day courses (onsite) available.

To refer a young person, please email TMHScotland@mybnk.org. If you are a young person you can also refer yourself to the course.

The Birmingham Money House is located in Digbeth.

Attendees can receive a qualification in Personal Money Management.

Course format: 5 & 3-day courses onsite & a 4-day online course (online available in certain circumstances).

To refer a young person, please email TMHMidlands@mybnk.org. If you are a young person you can also refer yourself to the course.

The Greater Manchester Money House currently delivers sessions at the Mosaic Café, on the corner of Dale Street and Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester City Centre. We can also arrange to deliver Money House programmes at locations across the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs.

Email TMHNorth@mybnk.org for further details.

Course format: 3-day course, with the options of extending to support additional needs. In-Person workshops only.

Attendees can receive a Level 1 qualification in Personal Money Management issued by SEG.

To refer a young person or, to arrange a group booking for your cohort, please email  TMHNorth@mybnk.org  If you are a young person, you can also email us to add yourself to a course.

Content

The Money House helps young people in, or about to move into, independent housing manage their money and maintain their tenancy. Participants gain practical, financial and digital skills to help them pay their rent on time, keep up with bills and budget their living costs. We explain how they can make informed choices about their future and teach them how to best manage their money, to prevent homelessness. 

Sessions take place in a kitted out flat where our trainers teach real life skills for the real world. At The Money House there are no lectures or classroom environments. Interactive games and activities involve young people in every aspect of their learning. Our trainers are enthusiastic and empathetic, and it shows in the feedback we get from the young people who attend. 

virtual version is also available.

To sign up to an Introduction meeting where you can learn more about The Money House and hear from one of our Trainers, please click here.

The Money House Youth Homelessness Report

We cover:

  • Tenancy agreements – rights & responsibilities and cost of moving in
  • Avoiding eviction – paying household bills and rent on time
  • Banking – accounts, saving, credit cards and how to borrow safely
  • Budgeting and spending habits – consumer rights
  • Benefits – entitlements & Universal Credit
  • Energy Efficiency – coping with rising living costs

Impact:

  • 32% reduction in young people failing to keep up with priority payments
  • Up to £2.92 social value for every £1 spent
  • Less than 2% of attendees have faced eviction

Eligibility

16–25-year-olds that could benefit from financial knowledge and skills, and how to maintain current or future tenancies (e.g. care leavers/other young people in challenging circumstances)

Additional info: 

  • Group bookings can also be made, either we come to you or your group can come to our site
  • Travel and lunch is covered for each participant when onsite, or they are given a supermarket voucher for each day they attend online (upon completion)
  • There is no cost for individual referrers, charities or young people who want to refer or take part in The Money House – we are already kindly funded by our corporate partners:

Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops pack a BIG punch!

“It set me on a path” – A teen's journey from bedsits to independence

"Small habits cost big" - Leaving Care

"It’s Making me Confident" - Becoming Independent

Impact After This Programme

54

Young people saving

35

Are now budgeting

3

Now have a current account

The Money House Team

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Madeleine Marcateus

Area Manager - London and East

"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Gemma Orr

Scotland Area Manager- Scotland and Northern Ireland

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better – Maya Angelou

Sally McLachlan

Midlands Manager