87. Financial inclusion activities cover a range of activities and services designed to develop financial capacity in various settings and can be useful in assisting disadvantaged people at risk of homelessness. Local authorities have been developing financial inclusion services as an integral aspect of community regeneration activity and this is in part funded through the Fairer Scotland Fund administered by the Scottish Government. RSLs may choose to develop financial inclusion services through use of Wider Role Funding and examples of homelessness prevention activity were noted within the evaluation of the fund in 2008.
88. The CIH in Scotland has appointed a Financial Inclusion Advisor whose role is to offer support, advice and assistance to social housing providers to help them develop or review their financial inclusion strategy. The CIH recently published an Action Plan to support this process.