WIRRAL residents will be able to get direct help and advice on a range of financial and social issues as part of an outreach scheme.

Council One Stop Shops and local branches of the Citizens Advice Bureau currently provide support on a wide range of issues, including welfare benefits.

But these services are reliant on residents seeking this help themselves.

The pilot outreach service will be spread across the six wards that make up Wallasey constituency in an effort to reach those people who are unable to seek help for themselves for whatever reason.

There will also be advice on better budgeting, helping people find the correct energy tariff for them, helping them shop smarter to save money and find and access more affordable forms of lending, where appropriate.

The advisors could also signpost people into other support services, such as stop smoking and healthy eating, if necessary.

A series of drop-in sessions have been organised to introduce the scheme to local people in community settings throughout the Wallasey Constituency.

They will take place on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, July 10: Leasowe Millennium Centre, 1st floor (Constituency Team Meeting Room), Twickenham Drive, Leasowe from 4-6pm.
  • Monday, July 14: Seacombe Community Centre, Ferry View Road, Seacombe from 4-6pm
  • Wednesday, July 16: Moreton Community Centre, Maryland Lane, Moreton from 4-6pm
  • Monday, July 21: Community Action Wirral, 220–224 Liscard Road, Liscard from 4pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, July 23: New Brighton Community Centre, 1a Hope Street, New Brighton from 4-6pm
  • Thursday, July 24: Wallasey Village Library, St Georges Road, Wallasey Village from 4-6pm.

For more details on the project, email moneyadviceproject@wirral.gov.uk