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Published 22nd Feb 2012

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Independent advice on debt and other finance issues is on offer to local people – and it’s completely free.

Middlesbrough Partnership’s Financial Inclusion Group is holding the latest in its popular series of Free Advice Days later this month.

The aim is to make sound financial support and advice available to as many people as possible and help people avoid the pitfalls of debt.

Caseworkers will be on hand to help people resolve their financial problems – anyone wishing to attend can make an appointment by calling 01642 802284 or drop in on the day.

The latest multi-agency event is being held on Tuesday, February  28 from 9.30am to 1pm in St Timothy’s Church, the Viewley Centre, Hemlington TS8 9JW.

The day is not just an information event - caseworkers will be on hand to resolve help resolve people’s financial problems on the spot.

Help and advice will be available across a number of areas:

  • Financial issues from debt and loans to budgeting and saving
  • Benefit checks and help with claims
  • Employment issues
  • Housing/homelessness issues
  • Rent and Council Tax arrears
  • Saving money on energy bills
  • Joining a credit union to help with saving
  • Job searches and back to work calculations

Middlesbrough Partnership Financial Inclusion Group Chairman John Daniels said: “We’re all feeling the effects of the cuts and domestic budgets are under greater pressure than ever, so it’s essential that people know what they’re entitled to – and where to go to for help when they need it.”

Councillor Julia Rostron, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Community Protection, said: “It’s more important than ever for people to be able to access sound, impartial advice and that’s exactly what’s on offer at the Free Advice Day.

“I’d urge anyone who has a problem, however small, to attend – a pointer in the right direction really can mean the difference between despair and hope.”

For more information

For more information or to make an appointment, call 01642 802284 or simply drop in to St Timothy’s Church in the Viewley Centre, Hemlington between 9.30am and 1pm on Tuesday, February 28.

Useful links

Citizens Advice

Middlesbrough Partnership

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