New housing association tenants in County Durham can earn money while learning how to manage their finances.
Social landlord Derwentside Homes is running a free six-week course for its tenants providing information about budgeting, savings, benefits and borrowing.
Those taking part will gain a Level 2 Financial Literacy qualification with the option to go on and take an accredited numeracy qualification.
The 62-year-old Dennis Lavery, from Blackhill, is semi-retired and now works part-time at a local supermarket.
New tenants who attend will also have their rent accounts credited with £30.
The idea for the course came from Michelle Graham, an employment initiatives officer at Derwentside Homes.