EVERYONE needs good advice from time to time . . . and now residents in Mossley can access experts from the Citizens Advice Bureau on their doorstep.
The CAB now operates an outreach facility every Friday from the Mossley Youth Base, on The Rowans, Micklehurst.
It’s the latest in a range of health and advice services that now operates from the Base during the week, including a job club and a credit union, as well as health and weight training sessions.
The development of the services has been led by Fiona Turner, from the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Mossley Community Partnership.
Since starting to work in the town two years ago she has been determined to improve access to services for the people of Mossley.
And to make sure no one was missing out she has even taken the services around the streets on a specially commissioned bus, as part of a ‘Heath, Wealth and Well-being’ project.
Following the visit to the centre, MP Mr Reynolds, whose Stalybridge and Hyde constituency includes Mossley, said: “Advice and health services are vital and it’s important that they can be accessed by everyone who needs them.
“Clearly there was a feeling that residents in Mossley were finding it difficult to access services, like the Citizen Advice Bureau.
“The steps that have been taken to offer a full range of services from the Youth Base will make a real difference to this community.
“I am delighted that a significant number of people are choosing to use the services in Mossley, including the credit union and the job club. Furthermore I hope other areas will look at this project and consider whether they should look at developing similar initiatives.”
Anyone seeking more information about the services available at the Mossley Youth Base through the Mossley Community Partnership, can contact Fiona Turner on 01457 834828.
Published 4 March, 2013