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Barclays today hosts an event to highlight the importance of partnerships between business and charities in helping disadvantaged people better manage their finances.

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The money conference and launch reception at 1 Churchill Place will showcase how we work with the voluntary sector on innovative projects such as Barclays Money Skills and are a great opportunity to build new relationships.
Michelle Smith, Head of Consumer and Community Affairs at UKRB

Barclays today hosts an event to highlight the importance of partnerships between business and charities in helping disadvantaged people better manage their finances.

The reception, which takes place at Barclays global headquarters in 1 Churchill Place, London, will showcase Barclays UK Retail Banking (UKRB) and Barclays Corporate's Barclays Money Skills community investment programme and My Money Steps, an online debt advice service supported by Barclaycard.

Participants at the event, including guests from across Barclays and partner charities, will also learn more about Barclaycard Horizons, a programme which helps lone parents improve their money management skills and get back into work.

The reception is organised in support of the Citizens Advice Money Conference, which takes place tomorrow in Westminster.

Citizens Advice, a UK charity which provides individuals with free and independent advice on money management, is hosting the conference to report on the progress of its campaigns to help individuals across the country better manage their money.

Keynote speakers from Barclays and the UK government, as well as more than 200 money advice experts, will attend the event.

Michelle Smith, Head of Consumer and Community Affairs at UKRB, is expected to speak at the Citizens Advice Money Conference and commented on Barclays partnership with the charity: "We're proud to have worked with Citizens Advice over many years, most recently partnering with them in a series of successful fringe events at the party conferences, talking with key politicians about the issues that affect vulnerable customers and communities.

"The money conference and launch reception at 1 Churchill Place will showcase how we work with the voluntary sector on innovative projects such as Barclays Money Skills and are a great opportunity to build new relationships."

Barclays Money Skills and My Money Steps are part of Banking on Brighter Futures, Barclays flagship community investment programme, which draws on Barclays expertise and skills as a financial services organisation to help disadvantaged people achieve financial independence and security.

Banking on Brighter Futures also focuses on financial inclusion and education, entrepreneurship and helping people into employment.

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