Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC aims to help people on low incomes become better off by re-organising how they manage their money, finding work or better work and getting online. Quids in!
is our money skills initiative.
We want to see a world where everyone can provide for themselves and their family, where society addresses everyone’s needs and where it does not cost more to be poor. It should provide fair opportunity for all so anyone willing and able can access employment. Our job is to enable people to improve their financial wellbeing. Everyone needs to be able to manage their money well, find work and access every facility to help them do so, including online services. Clean Slate, in partnership with Quids in!
, is re-writing the rulebook on helping low income households to become better off. We are proudly different by:
- Telling claimants, tenants and low-income earners what’s really going on, what to be cautious about and what opportunities exist
- Recognising and helping people to see their own abilities to help themselves and each other
- Focusing on the present and the future, not the past, and respecting people’s need for something personalised and of practical benefit to them now and into the future
- Valuing people as integral to how we engage others from similar backgrounds and activating people as community activists by making them central within our enterprise
- Being motivated by social justice, tackling poverty and inequality and giving people a voice
- Making sustainability, independence, people’s trust and creating a real difference core to our work
Since lockdown, our teams in Bath, Glos and London have re-imagined service delivery as a remote, phone-based and online programme revolving around a money health-check and triage process, followed by help to follow up on recommended next steps. This has led to contracts with social landlords and the Dept of Work and Pensions, on top of core activities already underway.
We have further opportunities to expand in the West of England (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Glos and North Somerset), and require an Interim Regional Lead to help assess and realise the potential for growth here. This is initially a 6-month fixed-term contract but with the possibility of becoming permanent.