As part of our financial inclusion work we manage Care 4UR Cash. Funded predominantly through the Henry Smith Foundation the project offers young carers and their families, one to one support to help manage their money and prevent a worsening cycle of debt and poverty. This programme evolved out of consultation in 2011 when we asked 47 families involved in our Young Carers Service about money matters.
- 67% said they would find having a qualified debt adviser going to their homes helpful.
- 56% said one to ones would be helpful and it was felt strongly that young people should receive money management education.