My Great Start

This project, funded by the Wheatley Group, supports new tenants of three registered social landlords in Glasgow: Glasgow Housing Association; Cube; and Loretto. The aim is to improve the financial well-being of new tenants, and ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to develop positive payment culture behaviours and responsibilities.

We employ Financial Capability Advisers who hold meetings with new tenants who are referred to them. In these meetings, the advisers help new tenants develop a number of skills that will assist them during their tenancy. These include personal budgeting skills, such as how to create a budget and prioritise aspects of expenditure, awareness of various financial services such as bank accounts and direct debits, and debt management skills.

The project also help new tenants move towards employment by helping them overcome financial barriers and raising awareness of in-work benefit entitlements.