Citizens Advice partnership renewed in Wigan

 

A Wigan charity is set to continue to provide free, independent and impartial advice for residents.

Wigan Council has renewed its partnership with Citizens Advice Wigan Borough, which offers information on the cost of living, council tax, benefits, consumer rights, and more.

A further five-year term has been agreed between the council, and the local Citizens Advice.

Coun Susan Gambles, the council’s cabinet member for welfare, said: “The cost-of-living crisis has put a lot of pressure on our families and we’re witnessing its impact first-hand. We want to remind communities that we are here for them and to reach out to us as soon as their circumstances change to see what support they might be entitled to.

“Citizens Advice Wigan Borough has been a lifeline to many residents and I’m pleased that we will continue to build on this excellent long-term relationship for the benefit of our customers.”

Lisa Kidston, chief officer at Citizens Advice Wigan Borough, said: “We're really pleased to continue working with Wigan Council and Age UK Wigan Borough to provide access to quality assured, free, impartial and confidential advice.

"Over the last 12 months, we have seen the impact that the cost-of-living crisis is having on residents which is why this service is more important than ever.”

For more information about the advice and support available, visit cawb.org.uk. You can also call 0808 2787 801 between 1pm and 5pm on weekdays or email advice@cawb.org.uk.

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