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Page last updated on 07/11/2011
Advice and Support Carmarthenshire website goes live 

A WEBSITE has been launched to signpost people in the right direction for help on a range of topics including benefits and financial support.
www.asccarmarthenshire.co.uk has been developed by Advice and Support Carmarthenshire, a network of organisations that work in partnership to support individuals and families.
As well as links to partner organisations, it also directs users to advice pages where they can get help on issues including Attendance Allowance, Working Tax Credits, Disability Living Allowance, employment and training, and even free school meals.
People can also access the site to learn how they can reduce their fuel costs by making their homes more energy efficient or even find out who they can turn to if they have become the victim of an illegal money lender.
Chair of ASC, Cllr Kevin Madge, said: “When people are looking for help, they often don’t know which way to turn, and we understand that they can become confused with all the organisations out there. This was why we developed Advice and Support Carmarthenshire, as it brings everything together in one place.
“The website makes it easy for people, as it can direct people to the right service to meet their needs and will hopefully prevent them becoming lost in the system.
“It is still in development, and will be updated regularly, so I’d very much encourage people to log on, take a look around, and then make a return visit – it really could benefit them one day.”
The launch of the website follows a successful road show, which has visited communities across Carmarthenshire to promote ASC.
The network was launched in Carmarthenshire in 2010 as part of a co-ordinated effort to help communities deal with a variety of issues such as money management and entitlements.
Members include Age Cymru, CAVS, Mencap, Job Force Wales, the Department of Work and Pensions and Citizens Advice Bureau.
Links to all these organisations and more can be found on the website, or for further information call 01267 234567 or email asc@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.