Nearly 100 people dropped in to The Withywood Centre to get face-to-face help from Bristol money experts on claiming their money entitlements at the latest of MP Karin’s Smyth’s regular one-stop shop events.
The Labour MP brought together staff and volunteers from organisations including Bristol Citizens Advice, South Bristol Advice Services, Department for Work and Pensions, Royal British Legion, Bristol City Council and WE Care and Repair at the 15 September event.
Karin Smyth said: ““It’s clear that people are often unaware of what they are entitled to receive, and that changes to rules and regulations make it hard to keep on top of things.
“I’m extremely grateful to all the organisations attending this latest one-stop shop event. There was lots of really positive feedback from people who attended, who consider this is exactly the type of thing their MP should be doing – bringing residents and experts together to improve the quality of people’s lives.”
Warmer Homes Advice and Money, a partnership between WE Care and Repair, Talking Money and the Centre for Sustainable Energy also attended.