28 Apr 2021 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates), Money advice news

Hello to all our MALG Members and contacts,

Thanks to everyone who attended the MALG National Members Meeting last week. Registered attendees should now have received the password to access materials from the session. If you haven’t received the password, please email info@malg.org.uk.

Thanks also to those who completed the MALG Virtual Connect evaluation survey, this is very useful to us in shaping future events. If you’ve not yet completed the survey, please do so here.

Don’t forget that the MALG Members Friday Forum is still going strong. The next one is this Friday (30 April 2021) and we are planning a Mental Health Awareness Week-themed session for 14 May.

MALG hosting Vulnerability Registration Service Data Protection Virtual Event

We have been asked to host the Vulnerability Registration Service (VRS) Virtual Event next month, this time on the subject of ‘Data Protection and Supporting the Vulnerable’.

The agenda is as follows:

9.45 – 10.00 Registration Arrival/Networking

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and House-Keeping – Kirstie Brookman, VRS Client and Partnership Liaison Manager & Chair/Heidi Oliver, MALG Support

10.10 – 10.25 Vulnerability Registration Service – Helen Lord, VRS Director

10.25 – 10.40 RB Compliance – Rob Bell, Director

10.40 – 10.55 VCX -Chris Jones, Director of Support

10.55 – 11.10 Changing Lives Lynn Crawford, Housing Officer

11.10 – 11.30 Reflections of the day including VRS Q&A – Helen Lord, Director/Kirstie Brookman, VRS Client and Partnership Liaison Manager and Chair

11.30 Close

You can register for this free event here using the passcode VRSMAY21.

Do you feel you could benefit from us hosting your virtual event/s? As a MALG Member you will benefit from a discounted quote. Please contact Heidi Oliver on info@malg.org.uk to discuss your requirements.


Money Advice Trust podcast recorded at MALG Virtual Connect now available

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the fantastic ‘lived experience’ vulnerability session at the MALG Virtual Connect in March, it was recorded and has been turned into a podcast by Money Advice Trust which is now publicly available to listen to here.

MALG Conference 2021 – thank you to confirmed sponsors and exhibitors

Given the latest Government plans for the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions, we are very hopeful that we’ll be able to go ahead with our face-to-face conference at No.11 Cavendish Square in London on 28 October 2021. The venue has agreed to confirm all details for the event as and when Covid restrictions have eased. We will therefore not issue invoices until nearer the time when we have clarification. However, you can secure your place by using the booking form on our website here and we would urge you to do so sooner rather than later before the events calendar fills up!

In the meantime, we are pleased to have confirmed a number of sponsors (IntrumDukes BailiffsLanternBristow & Sutor, and Lester Aldridge) and exhibitors (IntrumBristow & SutorExperianentitledto, and TV Licensing). We are very grateful and thank them all for their support. There are several sponsorship packages and exhibition stands remaining. Please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk if you are interested.

Find out more and book your place at www.malg.org.uk/conference

Other MALG news

In other news, we’re very pleased to announce that MALG has gained Cyber Essentials accreditation. Read more here.

We’ve also reached the milestone of 1,000 followers on the MALG LinkedIn company page. This is now our main means of keeping our contacts updated on everything that’s going on at MALG (besides Bob’s Blog) so if you’re not already following the page, please do so here.

MALG Regional Meetings update

MALG Regional Group Meetings are now being held via Zoom and have been very well attended. Remember, if you are a National Member, you have access to some or all of the regional groups so please take advantage of this membership benefit.

Details of all upcoming regional meetings can be found at www.malg.org.uk/events.

If you aren’t currently being invited to regional meetings and think you should be/want to be, please contact the relevant regional secretary: