Money, Money, Money!! ELSUN’s Conference Burnley Football Club th 7 November 2008 Firstly we would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who helped to make our conference go so well. All the organising committee All the presenters Kitty Ussher MP for opening our conference All the staff at Burnley FC And last but not least, Lee for hosting our conference We hope you find our report useful, you can also look at some photographs of the day on our website www.elsun.net You can also contact us by: Email: Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07931764177 How our day ran and what is was all about! Everyone knows that having your own money is very important and we wanted to learn as much as we could about how to look after your money and how you can earn your own money. The group decided that the best way would be to have 4 workshops and here is what people learned in each workshop. ========================================== Workshop 1 – How to Budget Cath Barton Cath told everyone how important it is to make sure you have enough money to pay for everything in your life. Sometimes people want to just spend their money on things they really like, like going to the football or buying clothes. Cath explained that it is great to buy things you like but also said how important it is that you save enough money to pay for things like bills, food shopping and your rent or mortgage. ========================================== Workshop 2 – Getting a job Kaarina McCooey LCC Employment Support Service are great at supporting people with a disability who are looking for a job, they also help people stay in the job once they have got a job they like. They can offer you really good help to help you find and keep the job that you want. They can also give you the support to get a full- time paid job when you feel ready for it. A fully trained and qualified employment officer will work closely with you to support you to find work. Please Contact: Gill Collins on 07778140868 if you want to know more about the Service Workshop 3 – Bank Accounts Steve Mcquail Mr McQuail is a very experienced Bank Manager and answered lots of questions about how people can use bank accounts. Anyone can open a bank account. Mr McQuail works for Barclays and he told us that if anyone wanted to open an account or would like some information about bank accounts they can go into their local Barclays Bank and someone could help them. ========================================== Workshop 4 - Independent Living Funds Kate Burgess The independent living funds give people money to help them live in their own homes and get the care and support they need. This means that people get a lot of control and choice about how they live their lives and the support they get. There is a lot of work being done on independent living and you can loads more information off their website www.ilf.org.uk After a lovely lunch we had a fantastic presentation! Jason Rhodes Jason runs his own business and is a real inspiration to people. Jason’s company is called I C Jason Rhodes and they can provide “easy read” information to people with learning disabilities which can help them understand the issues that might affect them. Jason has been successfully running his business for over 3 years and now employs 2 members of staff. I C Jason Rhodes also manage conferences, events and gives presentations around disabled people in business or looking to start their own business. Jason has also written his own book about how to set up your own business called “Doing it like Jason” If you would like to know any more about Jason’s business or want to buy a copy of his book you can contact Jason Tel: 01254 306850 Email: icjasonrhodes@ hotmail.co.uk Thank you again to everyone who helped and to all of you who came on the day! We look forward to seeing you all again at next years conferences. We will let people know the dates as soon as we have booked them.