We've just had our November meeting at the You First offices in Brixton.
Rather than bore you with the minutiae (word of the day) of the meeting, I'd thought, instead I'd give you a brief run down of what took place while it is fresh in my mind.
The meeting was attended in person by Dave, Dean, Gavin, Maria and Matthew. Aneta dialed in from home.
Welcomes, Introductions and Update
Everyone welcomed Aneta and congratulated her on getting a full time job with-in the Mental Health sector.
Dave and Matthew gave an update of the on the progress of the Money Management Workshop. The initial research has been done to all four areas (Loans, Value for Money, Budget Planning and Personal Saving). The next step is to create individual, teachable units for the four areas. We are planning on delivering a three hour workshop early next year for the beneficiaries.
The group discussed ideas for the first film which will be on the subject of Mental Health. It was decided that a separate group should be formed to focus on the films.
The group are arranging to put together the goals of ESURG moving forward. This will include the work done so far and our short, medium and long term ideas for the group. ESURG hope to then present this work to the Core Strategic Group to give them an understanding of what ESURG do.
The group discussed the budget and upcoming events including the films and putting aside money for that and the trip to Newcastle for Dean and Gavin.
Matthew showed the group the additions that have been made to the website. The response was positive.
Work that ESURG members do will accrue credits that can be spent on improving their skills and helping them achieve their goals within ESURG.
Personal budget spend requests
The group dealt with and considered six spend requests from beneficiaries.
Any Other Business
An end of year meal was discussed. A Doodle poll with suggested dates will be circulated.
The date of the next ESURG meeting will be Friday 8th December