Made of Money’s aims and methods are designed to elicit long-term behavioural change around money.
Sharing in a group
Our free, interactive workshops for east Londoners are a fun and supportive space to go beyond the basics of financial literacy. Made of Money facilitators work hard to create a relaxed atmosphere where people can share their own experiences and learn from each other.
Not just the nuts and bolts
Over several weeks, parents, and sometimes the whole family, come together to explore themes such as credit, debt, budgeting, communication, and dealing with financial institutions. We support parents to think about how they teach their children to develop positive attitudes toward money in an increasingly consumeristic world.
"You are learning in a group. You realise you are the same. The emotional part is big for me."
Made of Money participant
Real life skills and knowledge
Our educational games and activities are rooted in everyday life. This prompts people to practise skills that are applicable to real-word financial decisions. Simple practical activities and tools include comparison shopping, meal planning and energy saving. Participants take shopping diaries, family learning and energy packs away with them, continuing their learning through practical action at home.
Practise in safety
Engaging discussions, role-plays and games enable people to practise dealing with difficult situations in a safe environment. This can range from saying no to a child to negotiating debts with landlords and companies. They can also work out what they really think about less black and white issues such as whether, when and how to give children pocket money.
Throughout we offer one-to-one support for participants to raise personal issues such as overwhelming debt or how to confront a partner about problem spending. Where appropriate we support them to get specialist help elsewhere.
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