Consumer Skills
04th August 2010

Saving on a Low Income – Consumer Council to Deliver Free Workshop in North West

The Consumer Council will be running a free workshop in Derry/Londonderry on Friday 20 August for people who work in the community and voluntary sector, family and youth workers and adult education tutors. The event, which looks at how to save money on a low income, will take place from 10am – 12noon in the Millennium Forum, in partnership with Advice NI, Citizens Advice and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Nóra Quigley from the Consumer Council said, “With many consumers’ budgets already stretched to the limit, trying to save can seem like an impossible task, especially for those on a low income.  That’s why together with our partners we have organised this workshop, to give local community workers and tutors practical advice and free budgeting resources to help the groups they work with.”  

Other topics that will be covered at the event include:

1.            Saving for unexpected bills and Christmas;

2.            Delivering the OFT’s Skilled to Go resource to teach Essential Skills; and

3.            Informing consumers about where they can get free, independent money advice.

“To register for this workshop please contact Nóra Quigley at the Consumer Council on 028 9067 4803 or e-mail [email protected].”


  1. Consumer Council media contact: Paula Gunn, telephone, 028 9067 4816 or e-mail, [email protected]
  2. The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland’s consumers. The Council campaigns for high standards of service and protection and a fair deal for all. It also carries out research, gives advice and publishes reports and other publications. It deals with individual complaints about buses, trains, planes, ferries, natural gas, electricity, coal and water.
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