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Conference: UK partner CfRC's annual conference set for 26th September 2012 in London "Responding to the Financial Crisis in our Communities" - sign up early to avoid disapointment.

Responding to the Financial Crisis in our Communities, 26th September, London

This year’s UK Centre for Responsible Credit Conference will focus how we can help our local communities to respond to the financial crisis – seeking to forge more effective partnerships between mainstream financial services providers, local authorities, housing providers, debt advice agencies, and community and economic development groups to ensure that we support local economic growth in our most deprived areas and provide effective help to over-indebted households and financially excluded groups.

The conference will bring together over 200 delegates from a wide range of agencies involved in the design and delivery of relevant services at both the national and local levels, and will act as a showcase for best practice in local partnership working.

Sessions will be developed along three main themes:

Supporting effective partnerships - between banks and community economic development agencies, including how banks can help small businesses and the third sector to engage more effectively in public service delivery.

Dealing with change – with sessions on the implications of welfare reform for financial inclusion and personal debt, and the changing landscape of money advice provision.

Addressing exclusion – showcasing best practice in supporting lower income households and disadvantaged groups to gain access and use appropriate financial products and examples of successful local campaigns against high cost and illegal lenders.

Who should attend?

  • Financial services providers, including banks, credit unions and CDFIs
  • Local authorities
  • Housing providers involved in financial inclusion and financial education programmes
  • Money advice agencies
  • Welfare to work providers
  • Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
  • Regeneration bodies and local economic partnerships

Booking information, sponsorship and exhibition opportunties

Early bird prices available for bookings made before the 31st July, and CfRC subscribers are entitled to a discount of 10% for up to three delegates. The early bird prices are:

  • £95 for voluntary sector and not for profit agencies
  • £135 for public bodies and educational institutions
  • £150 for the private sector.

To book your place on-line please visit the event pages on the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion website

The Inclusion website also provides further details of the wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the event, with sponsorship packages starting from as little as £495 and exhibition space available for just £695. If you wish to discuss potential sponsorship then please contact Damon Gibbons by e-mail at

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Publication date: 25/04/12

Website for conference registration (Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion)

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