Fife Young Families Money Advice Project (FYFMAP)
Changes to welfare systems and processes affect anyone who relies on access to welfare rights to meet the day-to-day costs of living. For families who have a child who has a learning disability, and who rely on additional financial support to meet the extra costs of raising their child, we’re here to help.
With funding from the Scottish Legal Aid Board, we have partnered with Citizens Advice Rights in Fife to communicate changes to the way benefits are being assessed to families who rely on this financial support. We also offer advice on ways to manage a household budget and money. A lot of the families we support have a young child who has a learning disability.
To ensure the service is as accessible as possible, our project team visit families in their own homes. We are also trialling webchat as a means to increase our team’s availability.
To-date, the team’s hard work has resulted in an incredible £1.2 million being secured for 350 families in Fife.
We’re not the only ones to recognise the team’s great work. In May 2017, the project’s successful partnership was recognised as the winner of the ‘Perfect Partnership’ category at the Fife Voluntary Action Fund Awards 2017.
Contact us to find out more about Fife Young Families Money Advice Project.