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Published 19th Feb 2011

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Middlesbrough Partnership has developed a simple, concise booklet giving details of how and where to get advice on benefits, tax credits and money issues.

The booklet was developed following Middlesbrough Partnership's free advice day on financial inclusion on 18 February.

The advice day was one of a series of co-ordinated events across the North East that aimed to improve access to and awareness of advice and other financial services, such as local credit unions. Partner organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors were there to help people with financial, legal, housing and employment issues.

Organisations supporting the event were: Cleveland Housing Advice Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau, Credit Unions, DWP Pensions, Disability and Carers Service, Erimus Housing, Jobcentre Plus, Middlesbrough Council, Middlesbrough Environment City, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, Mouchel’s Revenue and Benefits Service, Teesside University Students Union and West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust.

John Daniels, chairman of the Middlesbrough Partnership Financial Inclusion Group, said: “With looming cuts to local services and the cost of living rising all the time, it’s vital that people know what they’re entitled to – and where they can turn to for help.

“Family budgets are under unprecedented pressure and it’s more important than ever that we are able to manage our finances to make our money go as far as possible – and understand the options open to us when things go wrong.

“Sound, impartial advice and support is available, and events such as the free advice day help people get the help they need.”

As well as giving out information, advice workers were on hand to give real help with practical issues including:

  • Debt problems
  • Benefit checks and claims
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Rent and Council Tax arrears
  • Saving money on energy bills
  • Joining a credit union
  • Job searches and back-to-work calculations

Download: Money Advice Booklet

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A printed version is also available in limited numbers from Susan Borrow, Partnership Co-ordinator on 01642 729167, email: susan_borrow@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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