Throughout July, we’re offering free financial support webinars to all Catalyst customers who may need some additional assistance with budgeting, money-saving, accessing discounts and more.

We’ve partnered with social enterprise – Pocket Power and financial advisor, Sacha Dsane, from Financial Harmony to help you find out more about:

  • Understanding utility bill jargon and accessing discounts on your bills
  • Creating a spending plan that enables you to save money and reduce debts
  • Effective ways to ease the pressure of the increased cost of living
  • What costs does Universal Credit cover, and how to make a claim.

Sonal and Noor from our Advice and Wellbeing team will also be hosting webinars to help you use our new financial support calculators  and find out more about Universal Credit and other social security benefits.

All the sessions are free, and you don’t need to register in advance. Instead, come along on the day using the Zoom links and meeting IDs below. 

Each session involves a brief talk followed by a question-and-answer session, meaning you can get involved if you like or just come along and listen.

Here’s what we’ve got coming up

  •     Financial support calculators – how to use them

In this webinar, Sonal from our Advice and Wellbeing team will be showing you how you can use our online tools to create your budget and check whether you are receiving the correct benefits.

Date: Tuesday 12 July 

Time: 1-2.30pm 

Location: Online via Zoom

You don’t need to register in advance. Instead, log on and use meeting ID: 743 902 8731 to access the webinar on the day.

  •     Money and utility bill saving tips

In this session, a representative from Pocket Power will explain utility bill jargon and technical terms, help you find out more about applying for and accessing the best discounts on your utility bills and better understand the options available to you.

Date: Wednesday 13 July

Time: 10.30am–12pm

Location: Online via Zoom 

You don’t need to register. Instead, log on and use meeting ID: 743 902 8731 to access the webinar on the day.

  • Cash flow and budgeting, hosted by Financial Harmony

Sasha from Financial Harmony will use this session to help you go beyond the ordinary budget by walking you step by step through a spending plan that allows you to save money while managing and reducing your debts.

Date: Thursday 14 July

Time: 1-2.30pm 

Location: Online via Zoom

You don’t need to register in advance. Instead, log on and use meeting ID: 743 902 8731 to access the webinar on the day.

  • Money saving tips, hosted by Financial Harmony

Sasha from Financial Harmony will use this session to provide support and guidance on simple yet effective ways to ease the pressure of the increased cost of living by using a spending plan and offering money-saving tips.

Date: Tuesday 19 July

Time: 1-2.30pm 

Location: Online via Zoom

You don’t need to register in advance. Instead, log on and use meeting ID: 743 902 8731 to access the webinar on the day.

  • Introduction to Universal Credit and social security

Noor from our Advice and Wellbeing team is running this session. It’s for anyone who wants to learn more about Universal Credit, including what housing costs are covered, how you’re paid and how to claim.

It will also help you find out more about other social security benefits that are not means-tested such as the new style Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance for children, Personal Independence Payment for working-age adults and Attendance Allowance for pensioners.

Date: Wednesday 20 July

Time: 1-2.30pm

Location: Online via Zoom 

You don’t need to register in advance. Instead, log on and use meeting ID: 743 902 8731 to access the webinar on the day.

How do I join the sessions?

You don’t need to register in advance. Just click on the Zoom links above and enter the relevant meeting ID code on the day to join the session automatically. 

I need help with using Zoom

Our Advice and Wellbeing team are holding two drop-in practice sessions on Zoom to help anyone concerned about accessing the webinars on the day. So, join the team on the following dates if you have any questions or want to feel prepared for our webinars.

Tuesday 5 July from 10.30am-12pm via Zoom. Meeting ID: 743 902 8731

Wednesday 7 July from 1.30-2.30pm via Zoom. Meeting ID: 743 902 8731

We’re here for you

Our Advice and Wellbeing team offers a range of free and confidential support.

Whether you need money and benefits support, guidance on training and employment, help to improve your digital skills, or you want to talk to us about your mental, emotional or physical health – we’re here for you.

Find out more about how our Advice and Wellbeing team can support you.