In a joint statement, the Local Citizens Advice in Suffolk said:
“The Local Citizens Advice Network across Suffolk appreciate the financial support given by Suffolk County Council to their core service at a time when we are seeing an increase in demand and also in our own cost base. This funding helps us to continue to provide residents across Suffolk with the advice and support they need at this difficult time, and we look forward to working closely with the Council in the future.”
Councillor Bennett added:
“This is an increase to the core funding Local Citizens Advice receives from the county council and we will continuously seek further opportunities to provide support for one-off projects in the future - for example, last year we were able to give an additional £150,000 for a specific project.”
Local Citizen Advice officers across Suffolk are supporting Suffolk residents who need support in applying to the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme. The scheme was relaunched in October 2022 with an online application form. Suffolk residents can visit www.suffolk.gov.uk/LWAS to find out whether they may be eligible for financial support through Suffolk’s Local Welfare Assistance Scheme.
Citizens Advice provides free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of topics. Find your local office at www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Further details of cost of living support available for Suffolk residents and organisations can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk/costofliving