Free Online Courses

Pennysmart have been successful in securing a limited amount of funding to be able to offer their ‘Emergency Support’ online workshop. As low-income families face job uncertainty after the end of the Furlough Scheme, Universal Credit cuts, and unprecedented rises in energy and food prices. They are expecting many to be facing the need for emergency support, their short 120 minute online course equips frontline volunteers and staff with awareness and knowledge about what support is available for those presenting with ‘no money at all’ and how to access for their clients.

Pennysmart also have other short online courses for front line workers supporting families facing financial hardship running up to December that also have a few free places more details here


Pennysmart CIC Financial Wellbeing E-newsletter for latest news, jobs and events signup here

Pennysmart CIC popular short training workshops for non-advice staff & volunteers more details here

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Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.