Help at Hand for People with Debt

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 5, 2011 at 4:45 AM

A new initiative to help residents avoid repossessions and evictions has now been launched in Tamworth.

The scheme is being provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau and funded by Tamworth Borough Council.

The new remote court service was launched this week (Monday October 3) and will be available every Monday between 10am and 2pm. It will be held at the CAB offices at the Philip Dix Centre, Corporation Street.

If people have received legal notification of possession or eviction, the service will offer advice and support - along with help to complete paperwork related to any court action.

Previously, a similar service was provided at Tamworth Magistrates Court until its closure at the end of September. The ‘Tamworth Court Desk Service’ helped residents avoid repossessions and evictions through advice and practical help.

The service can be accessed via a referral from the Council’s Housing Advice Team (01827 709 459). Alternatively people can arrange a self referral by telephoning the CAB for an appointment on 01827 305952.

An additional debt and money advice surgery for residents will take place from mid-November every Friday between 10am and 2pm. This will also run from the CAB offices and will provide comprehensive debt and money advice, to help residents out of financial difficulties and prevent people from losing their homes.

For further details please contact the CAB on 01827 305952.

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