More than 16,000 people sought advice from Citizens Advice in Adur and Worthing last year, latest figures show.
More than 10,000 residents in Adur and 6,500 residents in Worthing have benefited from free, independent and confidential advice and information in the year to March 2018. Residents most commonly sought advice on Universal Credit, benefits and tax credits, employment, housing, relationships and family. As many as 31% of Adur residents and 47% of Worthing residents who accessed the service had a long-term health condition.
Julie Martin, CEO of Citizens Advice in West Sussex (North, South and East), said:
“Citizens Advice has been helping people for 79 years, giving advice on everything from benefits and employment, including debt management and family matters. We always consider how we can best reach and support those residents who need the service the most using all of the available advice channels, as well as through partnership locations, including GP surgeries. We are keen to ensure we take local needs and views into account in all our future planning”.
For the full report, please visit the news page of the Adur and Worthing website.
You can also find a report on the Citizens Advice service in Adur at the Shoreham Herald website.
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Photo shows Julie Martin, CEO of Citizens Advice in West Sussex (North, South, East) and Cllr Val Turner outside Citizens Advice Worthing (Worthing Town Hall) – January 2019.