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Where you can go to for support

Posted on 27th August, 2015 by Lincoln Against Poverty

Did you know there’s a place you can go if you need help and advice that can point you in the direction of hundreds of support agencies in the county?

Lincs2Advice is a free service that aims to help you find the best placed advice provider quickly and easily whether you need information on money issues, help finding transport or support accessing health services.

The Lincoln Against Poverty project, organised by City of Lincoln Council and a number of partners in the city, including Lincs2Advice, is running a Helping Hand campaign that promotes organisations in the city that can help with budgeting, money management and benefits support.

Melissa Bocock, Project Co-ordinator for Lincs2Advice, said: “When people need advice they don’t always know where to turn, which is why we can help put them in touch with the right organisations depending on their situation. This can take away a lot of the stress for those looking for help.

“I’d urge anyone who needs advice, whether it be about money issues or other support, to contact us.”

Helping Hand campaign materials are being promoted in each GP Surgery in Lincoln, along with Lincolnshire Co-operative Pharmacies, and Lloyds Pharmacy.

If you need advice and support on money, benefits, debt, or savings, please contact one of the organisations below who may be able to help.

• For benefits and debt advice contact the Money Advice Service at City of Lincoln Council on 01522 873382, or Citizens Advice Bureau on 03444 111 444
• For debt and budgeting advice contact Christians Against Poverty on 0800 328 0006
• For budgeting and savings support contact Lincolnshire Credit Union on 01522 873550.
• For signposting to general help and advice contact Lincs2Advice on 0300 303 8789.

For more information about the campaign please visit www.lincolnagainstpoverty.co.uk/helping-hands