Free bilingual one-to-one welfare service at Spotland Community Centre
Date published: 11 September 2021
Javed Akhtar, Welfare Advice Officer; Councillor Faisal Rana (right); local resident and service user Mohammed Shafique
A free bilingual one-to-one welfare service is being offered at Spotland Community Centre in partnership with Action Together.
The welfare advice service has been running at the community centre for several years, helping the vulnerable and those most in need.
The service is now available in Kashmiri, Punjabi and Urdu on a one-to-one basis, providing help and support with Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Universal Credit, Welfare Rights and other related benefits.
Asghar Ali, Centre Manager, said: “Spotland Community Centre has always worked very hard to help its residents overcome barriers such as language, financial and cultural. Such a service will go a long way in reducing such barriers and eliminating pressure on mainstream services.
“The Covid 19 pandemic has left many destitute and we hope to be able to bridge that gap through our efforts.”
To book an appointment please call Javed Akhtar – Welfare Advice Officer on 07947 527762 or the office on 01706 354151.
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