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Our blog features stories from across Dosh sharing stories and ideas about supporting people with money.
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Dosh Newsletter Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Dosh Money Pack Newsletter for Autumn 2017! This edition of the newsletter was put together by Lia Herbert, our new Dosh Financial Assistant. Download the full newsletter to read all our updates and tweet us @DoshTweets or contact us to tell us what you think. This is a quarterly newsletter and the next one will […]

    December 11th, 2017

Dosh is 10 – love the job you are in

Dosh is 10 years old today! The idea was born in 2007 that there was a different, better way to support people with their money. This focused on financial advocacy and putting people in control of their money and how this affects their lives. From this idea came Dosh. Since starting to support our first […]

    November 29th, 2017

Lynn’s story for #FinCap week

This is Part 3 of our series for Financial Capability Week. You can read Part One and Part Two to learn more about the work we are doing in this area. Budgeting can be a really difficult subject for people with a learning disability, as numbers can seem really abstract. It takes a lot of […]

    November 17th, 2017

Ben’s story of financial capability

By Maddy Hubbard, Dosh Financial Advocate in the North West Part two of our Financial Capability week series, you can read part one here. Dosh has been supporting Ben for a few years, in which time he has massively built his financial capability. When I first met him, Ben was just getting by on his […]

    November 16th, 2017

Building financial capability – the Dosh way

By Meike Beckford, Financial Advocacy Manager Originally posted at: http://blog.fincap.org.uk/2017/11/15/building-financial-capability-the-dosh-way/ Dosh supports people with a learning disability to be more independent and have more control over their money. For us, this is all about building financial capability, so we wanted to write something for #Fincap week to talk about what we have found that works. […]

    November 15th, 2017

Supporting disabled people into work

Although the majority of people with a learning disability want to work, only 20% of working age people with a mild or moderate learning disability and just 6% of people with a severe learning disability are in employment. Compared to 79% of the general population, this means a huge number of learning disabled people are […]

    October 12th, 2017

Prepaid Funeral Plans – the pros and cons

From Maddy Hubbard, our Financial Advocate in the North West Around 1.3 million people in the UK have bought prepaid funeral plans, based on the promise that they are fixing their funeral costs at today’s prices. Dosh supports many people who choose to buy funeral plans, so we wanted to do some more research into […]

    September 28th, 2017

Dosh Newsletter Summer 2017

We have published the Dosh money pack newsletter for Summer 2017! This edition of the newsletter was put together by Katie Scott, Dosh Financial Assistant. Download the full newsletter to read all our updates and tweet us @DoshTweets or contact us to tell us what you think. This is a quarterly newsletter and the next one will […]

    September 28th, 2017

Dosh Newsletter Spring 2017

We have just published the Dosh money pack newsletter for Spring 2017! This edition of the newsletter was put together by Katie Scott, Dosh Financial Assistant. Download the full newsletter to read all our updates and tweet us @DoshTweets or contact us to tell us what you think. This is a quarterly newsletter and the next […]

    May 3rd, 2017

Interview with award-winning advocate!

By Mike Kitcher, Financial Advocate for East Anglia Our financial advocates work in partnership with over 60 different support providers across the country. One of our advocates in East Anglia, Mike, recently won an award from one of the support providers he works with – Thera East Anglia. The award recognised the great support he providers to […]

    April 28th, 2017

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