Welcome news on Morley Citizens Advice Service

When I learned a couple of weeks ago that our Citizens Advice Service at Morley Town Hall might be threatened I was extremely concerned and immediately contacted their team to find out more.

The Morley Citizens Advice Bureau is currently open on Mondays and Wednesday 10am to 1pm for anyone to call in to access the services they offer. Staff and volunteers do an amazing job, providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to anyone on their rights and responsibilities.

So today along with Cllr Neil Dawson and other local councillors, we met the local Chief Executive, Dianne Lyons to find out what might be happening to services in Morley.
We all agreed that with more and more people needed to access their advice and services, and with further reductions in funding expected next year, the local Citizens Advice Service are right to look at how they can work differently and more efficiently so they can better meet people’s needs. But we were also all clear that Morley needs to retain its own service so that local people can continue to get access to the advice and information they need from Morley Town Hall.

The good news is, that, although the service might be changing, Citizens Advice will work more closely with their partner agencies such as Leeds Welfare Rights to actually expand the service and increase the amount of time during which people can access the service locally.
And as well as our Citizens Advice Service, my office is also open Monday to Friday for local people who need advice or assistance. Anyone who needs to contact me should email ed@edballs.com or call the office on 0113 253 9466.

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Posted November 28th, 2014 by Ed