Money Advice Project – MAP. Free confidential advice with debt and money management for tenants of social landlords.
The Money Advice Project (MAP) provides free, confidential information, advice and guidance in regards to debt and money management. The aim is to alleviate poverty by assisting those in the Wirral community struggling with debt, to manage and maximise their income.
In addition, to remove and reduce the negative impact debt has on the mental health, whilst increasing their wellbeing. They have developed a partnership between 5 of the largest social landlords in Wirral to provide their service to their tenants.
MAP recognises that due to the current economic climate, people from all areas of Wirral are losing their jobs and need more than ever financial/budgeting advice. In the last year they have supported over 498 tenants with over £3.8 million of debt and liaised over £199k worth of rent arrears. MAP has recently launched their service for carers, with particular reference to identify those who are not currently registered as a carer.
Services Include: Supporting clients to identify the correct solution for their debts and liaising with landlords on their behalf. MAP also supports the client to complete a budget for the future.
Main Resources Onsite: You can access the MAP service if you are a tenant of any of the following Beechwood Ballantyne, Leasowe Community Homes, Magenta Living, Riverside & Wirral Methodist Housing
Additional Services: The Money Advice Project also holds drop in sessions at Leasowe Development Trust on Thursdays from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm and Beechwood Ballantyne on Mondays from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Awards: MAP are proud to be selected as finalists in the SEN ( Social Enterprise Network) Award for Best Example of Partnership Working in 2012, runner up of the same award in 2013 & Social Enterprise Network NW Winner of the Best Social Enterprise of the Year 2014.
Innovative: MAP won the Santander Social Enterprise Development Award (SEDA) for a new model of funding debt advice which will see Debt Expert, an internet service launched in April which will include the Money Advice Budgeting App launched.
61 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. CH41 5AT
0151 647 4353
Mon to Fri 9:00 – 17:00