Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Save the Money Advice Centre

The Money Advice Centre (MAC) on the Bournville Estate in Weston super Mare is to be closed in August this year because of funding cuts. It is a direct result of the Coalition Government's massive cuts to public spending, and will impact on the most vulnerable people in our society.

It was originallly opened in December 2006 and is situated in one of the most deprived areas of the country, where there are high levels of people claiming disability benefits, high unemployment and low incomes.

The MAC is jointly run by the Citizens Advice Bureau and Weston Credit Union, with funding from NS Housing. It offers advice to local people on benefits and debt.

If you have used the MAC and don't want it to close then please write to NS Housing to tell them how the MAC has helped you. You could also write to the local press, your councillor and your MP to tell them what the MAC has done for you, and why you don't want it to close.

Keep Your MAC for a Rainy Day.

1 comment:

  1. Have you any more evidence of this happening, and when, since we spoke at the meeting at the HLC?