Here are some excellent resources that you might find helpful as you tackle poverty in your community

ACTION

* Asset Based Community Development (focusing on the tallents present in communities)

* Cinnamon Network Projects (franchise opportunities) 

 

ADVICE

* CAB Advice Guide

 

BUILDING COMMUNITY & FRIENDSHIP

* Places of Welcome

* New to Walsall

 

COOKING ON A BUDGET

Jack Monroe - Cook & campaigner

Tesco Real Food on a budget

* BBC Goodfood Cheap Eat

 

CREDIT UNIONS

* Walsave Credit Union (Walsall)

* Wolverhampton City Credit Union

* Six Towns Credit Union

* Castle & Crystal Credit Union

* Work by Lichfield Diocese

 

DEBT HELP (FREE)

* Christians Against Poverty

* Community Money Advice

* Ablewell Advice (Walsall)

* Walsall Money Advice Project

 

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

* Just Finance Foundation (Archbishop of Canterbury's initiative to support credit unions and other modes of fair finance)

Building Financial Inclusion

Money Speaks Louder than Words

 

FOODBANKS

* Black Country Food Bank

* The Well

* Trussel Trust

 

FUNDING: 

* Near Neighbours

* Together Grants

* Cinnamon Network Micro Grants (for recognised franchises)

 

INTER-FAITH WORKING

* Near Neighbours

 

LOANSHARKS

* Illegal Money Lending Team can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week on:

Telephone: 0300 555 2222
e-mail:
[email protected]
or by text to: loan(space)shark(space) + your message to 60003

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Access Pack: Helping the church support those
struggling with mental health issues

* SOS Guide from Rethink Mental Health

 

POVERTY:

* Web of Poverty

* Poverty Look Up Tool (Accurate stats for yoyur area by postcode)

Neighbourhood Statistics (allows you to find detailed statistics within specific geographic areas)

* Church Action on Poverty

* Poverty in Lichfield Diocese (Report by CUF)

* The Truth and Lies about Poverty (excellent resources from the Joint Public Issues Team) 

* Fuel Poverty (Resources by Fuel Poverty Action and  the Centre for Sustainable Energy

RESEARCH 

* Church Urban Fund

* Centre for Social Justice

* Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

SUPPORT

* Places of Support in the Black Country 

* Impact Pathways

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

* Wolverhampton Universal Credit Hub

 

VOLUNTEERS

* Working Well with Volunteers (an excellent practical guide)