'Money SOS' Workshop

About this training

BDCU provides savings and low cost loans to over 9,500 residents, many who are financially vulnerable. Ian has designed a 'Train the Trainer' course with the help of a Mental Health Artist to highlight financial terms people understand the least to help people through the 'Cost of Living Crisis'.

With over 500 people trained so far, this is for community practitioners and staff at our payroll partner companies with Social Prescribers, Family Hubs, Food Networks, QED, Bradford Council as past delegates with great feedback.

The training will help you help your clients understand money better and signpost them to a savings habit at the credit union.

Topics covered are:

  1. APR and lending rates
  2. Avoiding PayDay Lenders and high cost credit
  3. The dangers of Loan Sharks
  4. How to use Contactless
  5. Overdrafts and Direct Debits
  6. Understanding your Credit Score
  7. What is the Bradford District Credit Union

Worksheet, Answer Sheet and Evaluation Form are all provided to do this training with clients.

Please contact Ian Brewer on ian.brewer@bdcu.co.uk to book your training day. 

This is FREE training - all we ask is that you help us show the value of this training by:

  • Taking in evaluation sheets and send the overall data to BDCU
  • Help people who want to join the Credit Union to start their savings habit
  • Ask anyone willing to give their story on how this training has helped for our case studies.

Ian will also talk about their partnership projects:


This is our partnership food insecurity project in partnership with Inn Churches that has 18 pantries and 340 people saving into the credit union through pantries such as the Keighley Good Food project. https://bdcu.co.uk/foodsavers/