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Harrow Citizens Advice Bureau drop-in sessions to start next month
People struggling to cope with changes to welfare support will soon be able to get extra help from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
From next month people will be able to get more one-to-one support from Harrow Citizens Advice Bureau (HCAB).
Harrow Borough Council has allocated more money to pay for drop-in sessions at the Civic five building, in Station Road, from September 10 onwards.
HCAB chief executive Jill Harrison said: “We are so pleased that the council has found additional funding to support the reopening of face-to-face advice services in Harrow.
“Although our telephone services have been well used over the last six months, we are aware that telephone advice does not suit everyone.”
According to the council there is increased uncertainty about the impact of the Government’s welfare reforms, such as council tax benefit and the benefit cap, on household incomes.
HCAB has already seen an increase in the number of calls it receives about benefits and debt, making up 65 per cent of its phone traffic, which the council says is expected to increase.
From September 10, HCAB will be running drop in sessions from 9.45am to 1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and the second Saturday of each month from 9.30 to 11.30am.
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