People living in towns and villages in the Daventry and South Northamptonshire areas will have the chance to get advice and information on a range of topics, including employment, finance, health and computer training.
Residents in Towcester, Brackley, Deanshanger, Eydon, Roade, Culworth, Woodford Halse, Byfield and Aston le Walls will in the next few weeks have the benefit of the Village Networks outreach vehicle parking up near them.
The project, funded by The Big Lottery and managed by the South Northants Volunteer Bureau, is all about taking experts and advice directly into rural communities. The key areas of support covered are money issues (welfare benefits, debt, pensions, Universal Credit); reducing energy consumption and bills (bring a copy of a recent utility statement along); job-seeking support; advice on improving health & wellbeing; seeking out volunteering opportunities, and computer training for beginners.
“It’s an informal, drop in service,” says Nick King, the project manager, “or if you’d prefer to have an appointment give me a call on 01327 358264. I encourage you to take this unique opportunity to talk to an expert on your doorstep: we use professional, independent advisors from The Community Law Service as well as the Citizens Advice Bureaux, and South Northants Council with more information on the local Job Clubs.”
The dates and times of the visits are on the SNVB website or give Nick a call on 01327 358264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.