Halton CAB re-starts its popular evening advice service

Clr Eddie Jones, CAB co-ordinator Neil Jones and volunteers Gary Clayton and Christine Leather

Clr Eddie Jones, CAB co-ordinator Neil Jones and volunteers Gary Clayton and Christine Leather

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

EVENING advice sessions are being re-started at Halton Citizens Advice today, thanks to a lottery grant from the Advice Services Transition Fund.

The drop-in service will operate on Thursday evenings, from 5pm to 7pm, at the Widnes CAB office in Lugsdale Road.

Residents will be able to receive advice on debts, benefits, employment rights and a range of other issues.

Hitesh Patel, Halton CAB chief executive said: “We already help over 6,000 people a year deal with their legal and practical problems, but by offering an evening service we will be able to reach even more people.

“We used to run an evening service but a few years ago it had to stop as a result of Government funding cutbacks.

“It was a very popular session with many people coming in for advice about paying their bills or because they were having problems at work and that’s why we delighted to be able to re-start this service.

“Like all CAB services, it is free, impartial and confidential, and I would urge anyone who is worried with a problem to pop in and hopefully we can help stop the problem getting much worse.”

Halton Clr Eddie Jones, board member for economic development, said: “With the cost of living a real issue, many of Halton’s residents who are in employment simply can’t afford to take time off from work to get help and advice so it’s really good to see this much needed service re-started.”

 

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