Last week Birmingham Settlement supported Birmingham City Council’s Cost of Living Week (6th-10th November 2023). We delivered sessions from the Red Shed at the Birmingham Settlement Nature & Wellbeing Centre, our 610 Kingstanding site, as well as attending the Birmingham Cost of Living Conference at Millennium Point. A number of other local organisations delivered sessions across the week, including Barclays, who ran a money advice workshop from our 610 Kingstanding site.

Our sessions aimed to help Birmingham residents with the Cost of Living crisis. We had sessions offering tips and ideas for how to budget and manage money, and our money advisors were available to chat to in drop-in sessions for some more personal advice on dealing with benefits and debts. Our lovely team were available throughout the event and were happy to answer all money-related questions.

After a morning of workshops, presentations, and drop in sessions, our last session was a relaxing mindfulness workshop. Mindfulness is a great way to help improve physical and mental wellbeing by teaching different tools that can be useful to manage stress during the Cost of Living Crisis.

We hope our sessions were helpful for everybody who attended. Keep an eye on our website and social media for regular updates about future sessions and events with Birmingham Settlement!