Citizens Advice in West Sussex (North, South, East) is delighted to announce a new National Lottery Community funded project, in partnership with Safe in Sussex, CAP Enterprise and Citizens Advice North West Kent. Citizens Advice has been awarded £500,000 over a five year period (until 2024) to deliver this exciting new service which aims to reach minority communities in the very diverse town of Crawley. The service will focus on advice for immigration, domestic abuse and welfare benefits, however we will also take a more holistic approach and support other issues such as employment, housing and debt issues.

Julie Martin, CEO, said:
‘We are delighted to have received this funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, so we can offer support to a large number of people who previously may not have been able access our service so easily.
We will be working closely with partners to ensure that we can reach the heart of the many diverse communities in Crawley, to make it as easy as possible for people to talk to us. We look forward to building and developing this service in the most effective way of reaching people, so we can help as many as possible and make a real difference.’

The service in the communities is due to begin on February 4th, 2019, with advice services initially available in the following locations:

Broadfield Library: Every Monday, 10am-2pm (starting Monday February 4th)
Bewbush Community Centre: Alternate Tuesdays, 10am-2pm (starting Tuesday February 5th)

The main Citizens Advice Crawley service is open for drop-in every day, Monday to Friday (9.30am-4pm):
The Orchard, Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD

For more information about this project please contact Sandra.CarrilloDeFuente@westsussexcab.org.uk.

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