Together Lancashire is concerned about the issue of poverty, debt, pay day loans and rent to buy shops that blight the lives of so many local people.
We welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury's initiative to support credit unions and other modes of fair finance and are in close touch with the To Your Credit network. Eventually we hope to establish a post of Credit Union Champion for Lancashire.
There are also research briefing papers from CUF at these links
Locally we have convened meetings of Credit Unions and community finance initiatives to exchange information and ideas.
In Preston we work closely with the City Council who are promoting Credit Union development, and delivering money management courses in UPA neighbourhoods.
Leyland Churches Together Group: Every Tuesday afternoon between 2-3pm, a group of volunteers from Leyland churches run a collection point for Unify Credit Union at Leyland URC. MORE INFORMATION
Across the county we are encouraging churches to support credit unions, debt counselling and budgeting courses. Several churches in our network are linked with Christians Against Poverty and provide their services in Preston, South Ribble, Fleetwood, Blackburn and Clitheroe.
We also encourage people to become involved with Church Action on Poverty who have a strong record of campaigning and empowerment on these issues.
If you want more information on these topics please contact
Greg Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ed Saville email@example.com
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