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Everyday Money Skills

Welcome to Everyday Money Skills – a new way for people with an intellectual disability to learn how to use money safely, budget and save.

This interactive website uses videos and activities to replicate real life scenarios. The package is free to use and the first of its kind to be developed by a South Australian council.

Users are guided through the “do’s and don’ts” of shopping, checking change, dealing with a bank and seeking financial advice.

The package has been designed in collaboration with people with an intellectual disability to help them increase their skills and confidence, so they can play an active role in their community.

It has the potential to help young people, people with low literacy levels and people from culturally and linguistically backgrounds understand and use money.

This practical and fun way to learn is ready to use by NDIS providers, schools, support agencies and trainers for one-on-one or group sessions.

Users are taken through six easy-to-follow modules:

  • Recognising money
  • Income and expenses
  • Protecting money
  • Saving money
  • Borrowing
  • Budgeting

With funding from The Wyatt Trust, City of Playford have expanded on a pilot financial literacy program created in 2016 by The Wyatt Trust, Bedford Group and Flinders University targeted at school students with disability. The training can also benefit people from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background, First Nations people, young people, and people with low literacy levels.

We welcome your feedback on this program and would love to hear stories of what you have learnt from the program. Please send your feedback to playford@playford.sa.gov.au

Click here to access the Everyday Money Skills online training program.