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SHA launches digital resources to help young people facing financial decisions

Scottish Huntington’s Association has launched a suite of digital financial wellbeing and information resources, developed by the charity’s Youth Service in collaboration with our young people.

 

The animations and downloadable factsheets are designed to help young people growing up in HD families to manage their money and take the right steps when faced with important financial decisions.

 

They include a beginner’s guide to managing money and information about student loans, fees and bursaries for those considering college or university; how to choose an insurance policy; managing debt; mortgages; end of life planning and, importantly, how money problems at home can impact mental wellbeing.

The resources have been welcomed by young people, including student Bruce Wilson, 21, from Edinburgh, who said:

“It can be difficult as a student to focus on your studies while also having the worry of making sure you’ve got enough money for everything you want to buy. Being able to access information to help me manage my budget and think about debt has been really helpful.”

 

The Tip Jar project was made possible thanks to funding from Advice UK, which distributes Scottish Government Advice Levy Funding.

 

It was led by SHA’s Youth Service with specialist insight from the Financial Wellbeing Service. Our Youth Ambassadors played a key role from the outset by identifying what topics should be included and how they should be presented.

 

You can find Tip Jar at https://bit.ly/TipJarSHA

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