25th November 2021
The first event focused on strengthening referral pathways and the tools and strategies that people in Scotland are using to empower frontline staff and volunteers to help people facing food insecurity access existing financial grants and entitlements.
Speakers discussed how practical resources like the ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflets and Money Counts training courses are helping to build confidence to have ‘quality conversations’ and make active referrals to financial advice and support when someone is financial insecurity.
- Event slides PDF
- David Ramsay, Homeless Network Scotland “No Wrong Door” approach slides PDF
- Report: Biggs, Hannah, Hamid, Asiya and MacGregor, Andy (2021) Worrying About Money? Scotland’s Cash First Referral Leaflet – impact findings
- Resource: Worrying About Money? cash first referral leaflets
- Slides: Independent Food Aid Network (2021) Cash First: Accessing cash payments in a crisis and the principles of a cash first approach to food insecurity
- Summary: Overview of Money Counts Training Course in Highland (2021)
- Guest blog: Douglas, Flora (2021) Cash First approaches to addressing food insecurity: What is the role of health visitors, midwives and family nurses?
- Report: Douglas, Flora and MacIver, Emma (2021) A qualitative investigation of the perspectives and experiences women and families living on low income in Aberdeen City associated with the introduction of the Financial Inclusion Pathway in 2019/2020
- Report: The Homeless Network Conference Report 2018, No Wrong Door