Our team works closely with other organisations to help and support clients with a variety of financial needs with the aim of helping them to become more Financially Capable and Inclusive.
They can help work with clients to offer the following Financial Inclusion Services:
The team will be able to signpost clients for other help or specialist advice if they feel the client needs to be referred to other supporting organisations for more specialist advice:
In 2011, Ynys Mon Citizens Advice Bureau (C.A.B.) staff identified a troubling increase in the number of families struggling to make ends meet. Working families whose wages are not stretching as far as they should, have had to ask neighbours for hand-outs and some have resorted to theft in order to feed themselves and their children.
A Pantri Pobl/People's Pantry has been set up to address this problem of Food Poverty. Plas Cybi Partnership has joined with the Citizens Advice Bureau, Tudur Communities First Partnership in Llangefni and Barnardos to put together food parcels and to distribute them to those most in need.
Those in need will be referred to the Pantri Pobl by the organisations involved:
Pantri Pobl are asking the community of Anglesey and visitors to "Buy One, Give One Please" and support our vital community service.
We are asking people to donate the free item they receive in any "buy one, get one free" promotion on non-perishable goods that are on our shopping list.
Pantri Pobl is in desperate need of tinned foods and toiletries such as cereals, tinned meats or fish, UHT milk, shampoo, shower gel, toilet roll, baby food, nappies and wet wipes. Other donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries are ALL WELCOME
CALLING ALL HELPING HANDS
Are you available to spare a couple of hours a week
Would you like to help those in need on Anglesey?
A retail qualification & training can be gained through working in our food bank
Call us now on 01407 762004 or pop into a Mon CF Office to discuss how you can help
As a response to the rising numbers of Food Banks within Anglesey (Pantri Pobl, Anglesey Trussell Trust (based in Holyhead and Beaumaris), The Rural Food Bank and Pantri No.6 (Amlwch) agreed that there need to be coordination and coherence to ensure the best service was provided to the most people in need as possible. A meeting was convened and it was agreed to form the Ynys Mon Food Banks Partnership. It was also agreed that Pantri Pobl would act as lead partner.
The Partnership successfully developed an infrastructure behind the food banks and to ensure that every effort was made to realise quantities of produce from food producers and retailers and that this would be distributed fairly, effectively and efficiently. It is also working on how to develop a joined -referral system, good practice procedures for sign-posting, marketing to help with fund raising for produce and also a clothing bank.
As well as providing emergency food, all partners are committed to promoting employment, signposting to money advice, debt management and household budgeting services, and other sources of support to develop resilience and help people to move on and out of poverty, in particular their dependence on food banks.
The main aim of the Partnership is not to create dependency on food banks, but to move people – where appropriate – into employment with the help of a range of supporting services. A second aim is to work with food suppliers and retailers to reduce the amount going to landfill (reduction in carbon emissions) and to redistribute to those in most need.
Financial capability is the combination of attitude, knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy needed to make and exercise money management decisions that best fit the circumstances of one’s life, within an enabling environment that includes, but is not limited to, access to appropriate financial services.
Put more succinctly: Financial capability is not just what you know, but whether you have the willingness, confidence, and opportunity to act.
Through gaining information from our Financial Inclusion Officer or talking to the multiple agencies we have co-working agreements with, we can help you strive to make your financial wellbeing more achievable.
From simple budgeting skills to debt advice or applying for an affordable loan though the Cambrian Savings & Loans facility there are many ways that we can help. Below are examples of other ways we can help.
Applying for a Home Warm Discount Grant - For winter 2015 to 2016, you could get £140 off your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money isn’t paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually between September and March
Applying for a Discretionary Assistance Fund – The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) has been set up by the Welsh Government and is managed by Northgate Public Services working in partnership with The Family Fund and Wrexham County Borough Council.
If you are having problems because you have not received a benefit, you may be able to ask for an advance payment of benefit.
DAF will provide grants in the form of:
Managing a Bank Account - If you’ve had difficulty opening an account with a bank or building society, a credit union current account could be a good option for you. Credit unions are also popular with people who prefer to manage their money through a not-for-profit organisation.
Switching your utility provider – This can be one of the most effective, and simplest, ways to save money in your household – particularly if you have never switched before.
Best ways to save money on shopping - For many of us, shopping takes up a large chunk of the monthly budget. Whether you’re looking to save money on food shopping, or trying to cut the cost of your online buying, we’ve a few tips to help you keep costs low.
Every Monday – 9am to 2pm - Citizens Advice Bureau – Holyhead Office
Every Tuesday - 9am to 12pm – Cambrian Savings & Loans – Llangefni Office
Every Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm – Cambrian Savings and Loans – Holyhead Office
Bi weekly Friday – 9.30am to 3.00pm – NEST Cymru – Holyhead Office
Participants helped into work: Since 01/04/15
Qualifications gained by participants:
Participants completing Voluntary Work: