Citizens Advice receiving grant cheque from Town Mayor

Wilmslow Town Council is continuing its long-standing funding of the Citizens Advice service in Wilmslow, with a grant of £36,958.

Citizens Advice offer confidential advice online, over the phone and in person, for free, giving people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward, whoever they are and whatever their problem.

The funding will be used to continue services in Wilmslow for four days per week. In addition to a drop-in service on Monday mornings at the United Reformed Church, Citizens Advice will continue to provide face to face appointments on Tuesday at Oakenclough Family Hub, Wednesday at the United Reformed Church, and Thursday at Wilmslow Parish Hall.

Citizens Advice also provide telephone and email to support to Wilmslow clients as required – either follow up or, if preferred, as the main form of contact.

Wilmslow Town Council has funded the Citizens Advice service in Wilmslow since September 2012, enabling local people to access face to face independent advice in the town rather than having to travel to Macclesfield to receive the support.

Town Mayor, Tim Higgins, said, “Wilmslow Town Council are pleased to continue our long-standing funding of Citizens Advice in Wilmslow.

“The service allows residents to access free, confidential and independent advice on matters including money, employment, benefits, mental health, housing and homelessness, without having to leave Wilmslow.

“We are grateful to the Wilmslow Advisors for their hard work supporting local residents.”

Will McKellar, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Cheshire North, said, “The Citizens Advice services in Wilmslow work at capacity with every appointment taken and every drop-in session working to capacity. Without the fantastic support from Wilmslow Town Council, local people would need to travel to our offices in Macclesfield, so this grant is vital in ensuring that people in Wilmslow get our help when and where they need it.”

Main photograph: Town Mayor, Councillor Tim Higgins, with Citizens Advice Cheshire North Chief Officer, Will McKellar.

Citizens Advice service in Wilmslow times and venues

United Reformed Church Hall
Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 1PR.

Drop-In service: Mondays 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Face to Face Appointments: every Wednesday, 9:15am to 12:45pm.
Please call 01625-432847 to make an appointment.

Wilmslow Parish Hall
Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA

Face to Face appointments: every Thursday, 10.30am to 12:45pm.
Please call 01625-432847 to make an appointment.

Oakenclough Family Hub
Colshaw Drive, Wilmslow, SK9 2PZ

Face to Face appointments: every Tuesday, 9:15am to 12:45pm.
Please call 01625-432847 to make an appointment.

Alternatively, the Citizens Advice Advice Line is available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm on 0808-812-6186 or an email advice service is available via https://www.citizensadvicecn.org.uk/home/email-advice

The Citizens Advice website also contains a wide variety of advice and information.