Monday, 25 June 2012

Launceston Foodbank update 2 - debt advice centre?

This evening I attended a meeting organised by Churches Together in Launceston to discuss the possibility of setting up a new debt advice centre for Launceston.

The meeting was called by Keith Roberts, who initiated the work that led to the founding of the Launceston Foodbank. We heard about the debt problems being faced by Foodbank clients and others and from Ian, from Honiton Debt Advice Centre, about the process of setting up such a facility.

I'm backing such a move because I understand that many people are facing huge financial worries at the moment and some expert advice on how to manage their money, as well as claim all that they are entitled to, would be very welcome. Although the CAB do an excellent job in this area, it can sometimes be as much as a month to get an appointment and so any new facility would be to add to their work.

So watch out for further announcements from Keith and others about a new service. In the meantime, if you need advice on debt which is free and confidential, please contact me and I will try to find expert help.

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