Stop The Sefton Loan Leeches


Stop The Sefton Loan Leeches

Sefton’s Neighbourhoods Team, Migrant Workers Sefton Community and England Illegal Money Lending team have worked together with Multimedia Company ‘Handstand Films’ to produce a video which will publicises the issue of loan sharks across Sefton.

Sefton’s Neighbourhoods Team began working with Sefton Workers Migrant Community earlier this year, after one of their volunteers attended a meeting in Southport and mentioned to the group that the issue of illegal money lending was a current problem within the migrant community in Southport and admitted that he did not know what a credit union was.

A subsequent meeting between the England Illegal Money Lending Team and Migrant Workers Sefton Community Charity highlighted a number of possible actions that could be carried out to increase the resilience around this issue for the migrant community within Southport.

As a result MWSC’s volunteers received training to now be able to advocate and provide advice around reporting any victims to the Illegal Money Lending Team’s national Helpline.

A meeting was set up between MWSC and Sefton’s Credit Union so that the MWSC volunteers are able to give residents advice and make appointments to the Credit Union to provide a viable alternative to approaching a loan shark.

The video highlights that this issue can affect anybody because of the everyday financial pressures that can hit a family hard and they feel that the only place left to turn is to a loan shark.

The video has been produced in such a way so that it can be translated into any language and with the help of MWSC the video has already been produced in English, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian and Latvian.

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