New drop-in clinic for people who are struggling with debt

4th May 2013 staplefordcommunitygroup Help & Advice Tags: , 0 Comments

A CHARITY that helps vulnerable and homeless people has set up a new drop-in clinic.

Framework is offering free support for people struggling with problems ranging from benefits and debt to eviction worries.

The new sessions are being held every Monday from 1pm to 4pm at the Carnegie Centre, Warren Avenue, Stapleford.

Susan White was one of the first people to take advantage of the new service.

The 62-year-old, of Beeston, said: “To have something like this is a good idea because people need help. Unfortunately I have got myself in dire trouble and really needed the advice.

“It is a bit daunting asking someone to help but the staff are very approachable and they do listen. I would recommend going to them.”

Anyone can attend a session, which are run by professionals in a private room.

Homeless prevention worker Julie Ellender from Framework added: “Anyone who is struggling can drop in and see how we can help.

“We cover a wide range of problems including helping to prevent evictions and trying to solve problems around welfare.

“We have been holding these sessions in Beeston for the last few years but they have not always been convenient for people in Stapleford.”

The sessions also give people the chance to update their CVs and get help with job applications.

Family employment adviser Serita Walker said: “As part of the advice we offer I also give people the chance to get involved with training opportunities and volunteering.

“I think people need to understand the choices that are out there for them.

“Some of the employment support I offer is help with job applications, budgeting and CV building.

“If anyone is struggling with job applications or needs a bit of support with anything they should come and have a chat and see how we can help.”

Social work placement student Simon Talbot added: “I help Framework with advertising and awareness.

“I am training with them because I want to help people who are struggling.

“There seems to be a real need for help and support in Stapleford.”

For more information call 0800 111 4262.

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