Duncan has given his support to a financial capability and personal money skills programme, Money for Life, targeted at Further Education, Adult and Community learners in Chippenham.
The programme aims to deliver vital financial capability learning where it is needed most. It equips practitioners – such as tutors and advice workers – across the UK with tailored resources to improve their confidence and knowledge of financial issues, products and services and enables them to pass on that knowledge to learners and community groups.
Money for Life has facilitated the sharing of best practice through a series of focus groups across the UK looking at the needs of specific types of learners. Types of learners focused on by the groups were: ESOL learners, learners at risk of becoming NEET, migrant workers, work-based learning apprentices, access learners, work-based learners, young parents, young offenders, students attending outreach centres and students in vocational learning. Focus groups also took place which looked at providing financial capability coaching and skills through community networks.