A ROADSHOW which aims to make people more aware of the help available to them in times of financial strain is continuing its journey across the county.
Representatives from several organisations which make up Advice Support Carmarthenshire have been hitting the road to offer information on a range of issues such as reducing fuel bills, volunteering, benefit entitlements, housing and much more.
The roadshow has already visited Newcastle Emlyn and St Clears. Next week it will stop at Brynamman Community Centre and Pontyberem Hall car park on Tuesday, October 11, and at Llandovery town car park on Thursday, October 13.
Information and question and answer sessions are also being broadcast on Radio Carmarthenshire and Scarlet FM.
Amongst those signed up as part of the ASC network are Age Cymru, CAVS, Mencap, Job Force Wales, the Department of Work and Pensions and Citizens Advice Bureau.
ASC co-ordinator, Lyn Bright, said: “We have had an encouraging start to the roadshows, but as ever, we would like to see more people come along and get the advice and support they may need. There are experienced officer’s on-hand to help people understand what support they may be eligible to, and we can also advise people on how to apply for benefits and who to contact.”
ASC 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.
Various themes are followed throughout the year, the latest of which is fuel poverty.
The network wants to support people by advising on ways to cut down fuel bills, helping to identify home improvement grants, and helping people check their benefit entitlements.
Cllr Kevin Madge, chair of the ASC network, said: “We are really pleased to be able to take this road show right in to the heart of several Carmarthenshire communities where we hope to catch the attention of as many locals as possible.
“It is so vitally important that people realise that there is help and support available to them – if anyone has any issues they’d like to discuss or get advice on, please do call in and speak to the various representatives that will be there on the day. Please be assured that we are here to help, and will offer any advice we can in the strictest of confidence.”
For further information, call 01267 234567 or email email@example.com.
The ASC roadshows will be available at the following locations from 10am-2pm:-
• Brynamman Community Centre – Tuesday, October 11
• Pontyberem (town car park) – Tuesday, October 11
• Llandovery (town car park) – Thursday, October 13
• Llandeilo (town car park) – Thursday, October 20
• Felinfoel Community Centre – Wednesday, October 26