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Helping clients who want to save money by stopping smoking

 

Helping clients who want to save money by stopping smoking

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Starting 28 March 2019 12:45 through to 28 March 2019 16:00

Smoking and Money Advice

Two thirds of smokers say they would like to quit and if they do, it frees up hundreds of pounds a year to spend on other things. Money advisers can help smokers by discussing the savings and signposting the free support services that can help them.

This seminar will describe the work of ASH Scotland’s Smoking and Money Advice Project which has recruited a variety of organisations from across Scotland in the trial of a new support pack to help raise the issue of smoking in a positive, non-judgemental way. We will consider what we have learned about how financial support service staff can best engage their clients on the issue:

Why are money and debt advice services so well placed to trigger quit attempts?

What have money advisers been doing to help improve their clients’ health and wellbeing?

How easy is signposting to stop smoking services from money advice and vice-versa?

Zareen Iqbal, Development Officer at ASH Scotland will present on her work to encourage the use of signposting resources in money advice settings.

Other speakers from money advice and stop smoking services will talk about their learning from real-life experience of money advice staff engaging with smokers.

To register early for the event email Clair Kirkwood at ASH Scotland: ckirkwood@ashscotland.org.uk

Event flyer can be downloaded from https://www.ashscotland.org.uk/media/810326/save-the-date-money-advice.pdf

 

Buffet lunch provided from 12.45 to 13.20

 

 

Location

ASH Scotland offices, 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HB
8 Frederick Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2HB
United Kingdom