Men's money matters
We are Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau. We help positively change the lives of around 2,000 people each year in the east end of Glasgow by resolving often complex issues that are causing them worry and stress. We deal with everything from welfare benefits, unmanageable debt, eviction or repossession to work-related problems, ill health, disability, budgeting and money management.
We want your help with our project Mens' Money Matters, giving men imprisoned in HMP Barlinnie an education in welfare rights, money management and how to access housing and community support when they are released.
We believe everyone leaving prison needs somewhere safe to sleep and access to funds to meet their basic needs from day one of their release. We want to equip prisoners with the skills and knowledge they need to access this and get them off to a good start. We will provide a lifeline service for 280 men, assisting them to become more financially resilient and better prepared for life after prison. The sessions will improve their knowledge of budgeting, debt and money management, banking and saving, shopping, consumer rights, best deals and borrowing.