Money related articles
One of the biggest barriers to housing is the tenancy deposit. Churches realised that for relatively little money they could help a lot of people at risk of homelessness, by setting up the Southampton Churches Rent Deposit Scheme.
The housing crisis is being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, told the Archbishop of Canterbury's Housing Commission about the issues his constituents are facing.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community is investigating how churches are responding to the housing crisis. Catherine Shelley is Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Mottingham. She also happens to be a trained solicitor. When she came to St Ed’s in 2017, she soon found that her skills were badly needed by Mottingham’s community. Catherine is now offering pro-bono legal and benefits advice in sessions twice a week.
NEWS / Primary school pupils should receive compulsory lessons on how to manage money as part of the response to growing levels of financial insecurity and problem debt in the UK, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation says today.