Giant scarf to highlight changes

Julia Hannaford, manager of Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau
Julia Hannaford, manager of Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau
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STAFF from Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau certainly know how to get a message across – especially in cold weather.

The team will use a 40ft scarf outside St John’s Church, Cedar Square in Blackpool, today to publicise the issues affecting Blackpool residents regarding Welfare Reform.

The CAB is using the event to encourage people to look at their budgets closely to ensure they keep warm in winter, to get help with fuel bills and other debts, and to check that they are claiming all the benefits they are entitled to.

Julia Hannaford, advice services manager for Blackpool CAB, said: “Big Welfare Reforms are on the way, particularly changes to housing, disability and council tax benefits, and we want to let people know about them.

“With Legal Aid being cut from March 31, the resources of voluntary agencies such as ours are going to be challenged to the limits, so we are also promoting the volunteering opportunities we have available within the bureau.”

The event will take place from 10.30am until 1pm both inside and outside St John’s Church.

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