Would you like to make your money go further?
If you live in the Mayfield and Easthouses area or you are simply keen to make your money go further then don’t miss our Maximising Income event.
Free advice from 30 organisations
Around 30 organisations, from the council’s housing team to a local community bank, will be at Mayfield and Easthouses Church Hall on Wednesday 13 September between 1pm and 4pm.
Everyone is welcome
Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for education and children’s services, Cllr Jim Muirhead said: “Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to put more money in their pockets?
“Everyone is welcome. There will be lots of real experts on hand to advise on everything from how you can make sure you are accessing all the benefits to which you are entitled, to how to make sure you are not paying over the odds for your gas and electricity.
Get advice on saving hundreds of pounds
“I think local people will be surprised at the wide range of organisations represented, all with information and tips in areas like affordable housing, health, education, parenting and finances.
“There’s real potential for people, depending on their circumstances, to save literally hundreds of pounds.”
Many agencies helped organise the event
Midlothian Council has organised the event with the Newbattle Learning Community Partnership, members of which include Police Scotland, Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust and Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network.
Organisations attending include a community bank
Among those attending is Alastair Ramsay of Castle Community Bank and Diane Janczyk of the Button Box initiative.
Three credit unions, one each from England, Scotland and Wales, have cooperated together to form the My Community Bank Network. This UK-wide credit union network pools know-how and resources to serve their members and provide competitive savings and loans products.
A children's clothing initiative will also be there
The Button Box is a community children’s clothing project based in Midlothian.
In the photo from left to right are organisers of the event, Heather Ritchie, the Newbattle Learning Community Partnership's manager, local communities officer Paul Johnson, Cllr Jim Muirhead, June McGill of the council's Early Years Team, Police Scotland's Rona Duncan and Sharon Hill from Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust.