22nd Feb, 2019

Expert and confidential - Citizens Advice Bureau to reopen in Alcester

Ross Crawford 10th Feb, 2019

CITIZENS Advice South Warwickshire will be restarting advice sessions in Alcester, offering expert and confidential help to those in need.

An outreach adviser will be available to meet people on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Globe House, although appointments will need to be booked through the Citizens Advice office in Stratford.

Citizens Advice South Warwickshire, is a local charity and has been able to continue the sessions for a year from March 2019 thanks to funds from a host of community groups in the Alcester area.

Alcester Town Council, Stratford District Council and Warwickshire County Council are all behind the relaunch, working together to bring the service back to the people of Alcester.

Nina Knapman, Trustee at CASW said: “Our outreach services are so important because we can’t always assume people can travel to Stratford or find all the solutions they need with our website.

“Face-to-face contact can help people who are getting overwhelmed by problems of debt, benefit claims or housing issues.

“We are grateful for the funding from so many groups so that our outreach work can get to those in need.”

County Councillor for Alcester Mark Cargill said: “The cessation of Citizens Advice South Warwickshire outreach for Alcester was a major concern.

“I am delighted that, with local community support and in partnership with the Town, District and County Councils, an arrangement has been made allowing us to restart this vital service.”

To book an appointment, call 01789 200136 to arrange a time and date.

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