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New team created to help people clear debt and find work following award win

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council established a new team of Employment Solutions Officers and Support Officers to help people achieve their goals, aided by the Benefit and Budgeting Calculator from Policy in Practice. The tool was also integral to the council winning a South Yorkshire Financial Inclusion Award

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s good news story from 2020

Our biggest good news story this year has been the successful establishment of a team of Employment Solutions Officers and Support Officers. We have had some incredibly heart-warming stories of successfully moving people into work, helping them to clear debt and encourage them to achieve their goals. The Benefit and Budgeting Calculator has played an instrumental part of this. It was used to show how much better off in work the customer would be, it helped them to face their debt problems and generally helped people to budget for a better future.

Glennis Leathwood, Employment Solutions Team Leader, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

“The Benefit and Budgeting  Calculator is vital to the success of sustaining tenancies, maximising income, helping people budget and supporting our customers into employment. The work we have done has led to tenancy sustainment, reduction in arrears. The calculator has supported us to set up a new Employment Initiative with wrap around support. We were thrilled to win an award this year for Financial Inclusion, the calculator definitely supported us to achieve this.”

Glennis Leathwood, Employment Solutions Team Leader, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough

Rotherham MBC-SYorks Financial Inclusion Awards for BBC
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