STAFF, volunteers, trustees and supporters were joined by Tim Loughton MP to welcome Citizens Advice to its new home in the Shoreham Centre.
Tim was joined by and Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin and Julie Martin, CEO of Central and South Sussex Citizens Advice, who thanked the Adur District Council for its help and support in providing new premises.
Shoreham is in the top three constituencies in the county where demand for advice is highest, and with a high proportion of people coming to Citizens Advice Shoreham with disabilities and long-term health conditions the service is much-needed against a backdrop of welfare reform, particularly Universal Credit.
Julie Martin said: “Our new home at the Shoreham Centre provides a warm, welcoming and positive environment for our team of volunteers to see clients who are often in distress when they come to us for advice.
“This is a great opportunity and a great location to provide support and services to the people of Shoreham and surrounding areas and we’ve already seen an increase in people accessing advice from us.
“I think the fact that there are other services here and it is a much more welcoming environment when people are in need of help and support, makes it a great facility to come and use.”
Tim said: “Citizens Advice help so many people in Shoreham each year and have done so for many years, often when constituents come to me for advice on issues I send them straight to Citizens Advice as they are the experts.”
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