Last updated: Sat 11 Jul 2015

Citizens Advice van visits Nunney

Nunney residents looking for practical advice can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau mini-bus in the Market Place on Tuesday 16 June from 10am to noon.

Citizens Advice BureauThe Mendip Mobile Advice Service is a two year project funded by the Advice Services Transition Fund.

The new service started in Nunney on 24 March last year and visits the village every four weeks. Future dates are:

Tuesday 14 July
Tuesday 11 August
Tuesday 8 September
Tuesday 6 October

Mendip Citizens Advice provides free, independent and confidential advice on Debt, Housing, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Family and Personal Matters, Consumer Contracts, Legal Procedures, Education and Health.

The set-up in the mini-bus is the same as if someone came to a Citizens Advice office: total discretion and confidentiality with the same paperwork being used as in the offices.

The new services aims to deliver help to people in the villages that may not be able to get to the town CAB offices. Where possible advice will be given on the spot; if that isn’t possible you will referred to whoever is best placed to help, so either CAB in Frome, YMCA, Aster etc.

Please tell anyone who you know who may need advice and does not have internet access about the new service. Further information is available on the Mendip Citizens Advice Bureau website.

The five agencies working in partnership with Mendip Citizens Advice Bureau are: Mendip Care and Repair, Mendip YMCA, Elim Connect Centre, Mendip Community Support and Aster Communities.

These partner agencies have committed to take an advice service out to the rural communities of Mendip who are currently digitally excluded.

The aim at the end of the project is to establish three permanent local information hubs to be run by the local community for their residents.

Volunteers are always needed either to train as Gateway assessors for Citizens Advice, or to drive the vehicle to make this project a success.

In addition to the mobile service, advice is also available at the Citizens Advice Bureau at 5 King Street in Frome (between the Market Place and Marks & Spencer). The Frome office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 3.30pm.

Contact information
Laura Miller
Project co-ordinator
Mendip Mobile Advice Service
Email LauraM@mendipcab.org.uk
Telephone 01749 345 394
Twitter @MendipMobileAdv
Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Mendip-Mobile-Advice-Hub/427475987383433

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