Our 5th October lunchtime webinar focused on Financial Wellbeing with guest speakers, Rosemary Cook of The Kyra Women’s Project; Chloe Dunk of Quayside Wealth Management and Louise Jones of Surviving Economic Abuse. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to this event were donated to The Kyra Women’s Project, a registered charity in York that exists to help women local to the area make positive change in their lives.

As always the discussion was insightful and wide ranging covering everything from financial planning for the self-employed through to the importance of teaching financial literacy at school which, whilst it’s a mandatory part of the curriculum for 14-16 year olds is rarely taught effectively. To read more about the importance of developing Financial Literacy from an early age this article concerning research by the Economist Annamaria Lusardi is an informative read.

For many of our attendees, the key take away from the event will have been the importance of understanding and raising awareness of Economic Abuse, particularly in relation to its impact on women who own a home which they are sharing with their abuser. Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses to it and we are grateful to Louise Jones, SEA’s Housing Policy Officer for speaking so passionately and eloquently about the topic.

  • 1 in 5 adults in the UK has experienced Economic Abuse from a current or former partner?
  • Women who experience economic abuse are five times more likely to experience physical abuse than those who don’t. 
  • Don’t make judgements about who might be affected. Anyone can be a victim from those who appear to be very affluent to those who appear to have very little.
  • Understand how to spot the signs. Remember this could happen to you, a close friend, a family member or one of your clients.

To understand more about the impact of Economic Abuse, please watch this short video.

Thank you to our speakers and our sponsors for their support.