Wilmslow Town Council continues funding of Citizens Advice service

Citizens Advice July 2024

Wilmslow Town Council is continuing its funding of the Citizens Advice service in Wilmslow, with a grant of £36,958.

Citizens Advice offer confidential advice online, over the phone and in person, for free, giving people the knowledge they need to find their way forward, whoever they are and whatever their problem.

The funding will be used to continue services in Wilmslow for four days per week. In addition to a drop-in service on Monday mornings at the United Reformed Church, Citizens Advice will continue to provide face to face appointments on Tuesday at Oakenclough Family Hub, Wednesday at the United Reformed Church, and Thursday at Wilmslow Parish Hall.

Citizens Advice also provide telephone and email to support to Wilmslow clients as required – either follow up or, if preferred, as the main form of contact.

Wilmslow Town Council has funded the Citizens Advice service in Wilmslow since September 2012, enabling local people to access face to face independent advice in the town rather than having to travel to Macclesfield to receive the support.

Town Mayor, Tim Higgins, said, "Wilmslow Town Council are pleased to continue our long-standing funding of Citizens Advice in Wilmslow.

"The service allows residents to access free, confidential and independent advice on matters including money, employment, benefits, mental health, housing and homelessness, without having to leave Wilmslow.

"We are grateful to the Wilmslow Advisors for their hard work supporting local residents."

Will McKellar, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Cheshire North, said, "The Citizens Advice services in Wilmslow work at capacity with every appointment taken and every drop-in session working to capacity. Without the fantastic support from Wilmslow Town Council, local people would need to travel to our offices in Macclesfield, so this grant is vital in ensuring that people in Wilmslow get our help when and where they need it."

Photo: Town Mayor, Councillor Tim Higgins, with Citizens Advice Cheshire North Chief Officer, Will McKellar.

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