Inverclyde Delivering Effective Advice and Support (I:DEAS)

Each person will have an allocated Mentor who will walk hand in hand with them to improve and assist with their finances and future financial situations.

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I:DEAS centres on Financial Inclusion in Inverclyde and it is funded by European Social Fund and The Big Lottery Fund - £2.3 million.

Each person will have an allocated Mentor who will walk hand in hand with them to improve and assist with their finances and future financial situations.

We will provide ranging levels of support dependant on the individual.

We will improve a person’s current situation with their finances and ensure they have the skills and capacity to be able to continue with positive finances through their lives.

A big part of the service is to ensure that those who are socially excluded due to debt will no longer be, we will provide family support if required and are looking for volunteers and peer supporters to carry on with the work.

IDEAS Team

 

To take part in the service the individual needs to be one of the following-

  • Be living in a workless household
  • Be living in a low income household
  • Be living in a single parent household (could also be homeless and meet one of the above)           

We offer a truly holistic service with regard to finances and inclusion in society.

Our contracted partners are -

IDEAS Team 2
  • CVS (Building Resilience and creating Opportunities – Volunteering)
  • Future Skills (Riverclyde Homes) (Accessing Affordable Products – digital skills)
  • HSCP Advice First (Intensive Debt Advice and Support & Link to Local Agencies)
  • Barnardos (Family Support – Schools Project, Early Years and access to Family Support)

     

  • The Wise Group (Mentor Wrap Round Service for each EP and Fuel Poverty Work)
  • Financial Fitness (Income Maximisation for those out of work and in work)
  • Scotcash (Accessing Affordable Loans and Bank Accounts)
  • Community Learning Development (First Step and Moving On learning Programmes/NQs)

 

We have dedicated workers in each of these organisations who all work together as a wider team.

You can check our current updates  via the Inverclyde Council homepage, link provided at the left hand column of this page.

Page last updated: 11 June 2018