Spotland Community Centre expands welfare service to Falinge Park High School

Date published: 08 January 2022

Spotland Community Centre has expanded its welfare service to run from Falinge Park High School.

The welfare advice service has been running at the community centre for several years, helping the vulnerable and those most in need.

From Friday 14 January, it will also provide weekly, confidential appointments at Falinge Park High School with welfare advice officer Javed Akhtar on a one-to-one basis in the mornings.

Javed is fluent in both Punjabi and Urdu, providing help and support with Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Universal Credit, welfare rights and other related benefits.

Asghar Ali, centre manager, said: “This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to access this provision in-house, especially if they are struggling to get down to the centre.”

Other languages can be accommodated, and translators arranged on request.

For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact Michelle Facchinello on 01706 631246 (ext 3222), or email

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