Made of Money provides a non-judgemental, safe, interactive and fun space in which to build up your confidence and skills so that you can manage your financial affairs more effectively. Through a mixture of small group activities and exercises, games and problem-solving, the keys to financial control are put into your pocket.

Week 1: Introduction. Explores participants’ feelings about their financial situation, and how it might improve, and introduces ‘spending diaries’.

Week 2: Budgeting. Examines spending habits, household finances, and budgeting, and explores barriers to better financial planning.

Week 3: Credit. Raises awareness of the financial and emotional costs of credit. Compares types of credit and their pros and cons.

Week 4: Debt. Covers types of debt, its consequences and advice about how to handle it.

Week 5: Communication. Helps people develop communication skills around talking to family members, financial institutions and creditors.

Week 6: Children and Money. Explores the messages our children receive about money, and how to include the whole family around money.

The next FREE six-week course starts on 9 May. For information and booking contact Save’n’borrow Credit Union: 01453 298785,

Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.

In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed

FREE money management course