The research will be taking place in the second half of November.
You will be asked to:
- Have a go using a paper-based budgeting tool which we will send you
- Attend a full-day workshop to discuss your experiences of managing your money, including how you found using the budgeting tool
- Receive a follow-up phone call in the new year
Workshops will be held on:
- Men’s workshop: Tuesday November 28th
- Women’s workshop: Thursday November 30th
Where: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square WC1H 9NA
Age UK is researching ways to help older people manage their money better. There are now many improved budgeting tools and apps available online, however we know that many older people are not online and many of those who do use the internet do not use it for banking or money management. Age UK specifically wants to find out if there is a need for a paper based tool that is designed especially with goals and motivations relevant to later life in mind. We also want to find out more about what people are doing now to manage their money, what they would like to be able to do better and what kind of support they would find useful.
The research is looking at day-to-day and short-term budgeting, not at longer-term financial planning such as pensions and investments, or saving for long-term care.
You will not be asked to disclose particulars of your personal finances.
Please email Alice Westlake: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call Alice on 020 7091 2593 (Tuesday-Wednesday or leave a message).
12 men and 12 women will be selected in order to represent a cross-section of profiles based on age, household circumstances and other criteria.
We are offering every participant a £50 voucher for either Waitrose or Marks and Spencer, as a recognition of their time and contribution.