Citizens Advice launches drop-in advice sessions for military personnel

Citizens Advice in Richmond.

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is now delivering face to face drop-in advice sessions for serving personnel, their families, and veterans in Catterick as part of the Catterick Connection service.

After funding from and support from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust along with Veterans Foundation the Catterick Connection will provide free, confidential, and impartial advice to serving forces personnel,  veterans and their families based at, and around, Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

The service will focus on resolving financial problems, including those caused by the cost-of-living crisis, support with benefits, housing, and interlinked family relationship issues.

The project will include two days outreach at Catterick Garrison and a day office based in Richmond for face to face / telephone appointments.

The organisation said an experienced adviser would be able to provide advice on benefits, energy, debt, housing, and also signpost to specialist legal advice.

The service also has a dedicated telephone helpline, and contact email address for people needing to get in touch for advice:

The drop-in service has been up and running since January and will be available on the following dates and venues in March:

  • 6th – Breakfast Club Brewers Fayre: 10.00 – 12.00
  • 11th – Veterans iHub, Loos Road: 10.00 – 12.00
  • 13th – Beharry Centre, VIMY Barracks: 11.00 – 13.00
  • 20th – The Richmond Centre, Munster Barracks: 11.00 – 13.00
  • 25th – Veterans iHub, Loos Road: 10.00 – 12.00
  • 27th – Beharry Centre, VIMY Barracks: 11.00 – 13.00

 

Regular visits

Veterans ihub drop in: every other Monday 10.00 – 12.00
(first fortnightly session was 29th January 2024)
Veterans ihub
Dalesman Community Centre
Loos Road
Catterick Garrison
DL9 4HP

Vimy Barracks drop in: every other Wednesday 11.00 – 13.00
(first session was 17th January 2024)
Beharry Centre
First Floor
Vimy Barracks
Catterick Garrison
DL9 3PS

For more information visit https://www.cany.org.uk/catterick-connection/ or contact North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre’s dedicated helpline on 01748 902020.