​SPACE offers new Information and Advice service

22-03-2016

Over 40 local charities and organisations have come together, led by Slough Council for Voluntary Service to provide residents with a new information and advice service.

Operating under the name Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement (SPACE), the service will provide residents with information and advice about all aspects of daily living , whatever the nature of the query.

Within the service SPACE will provide information and advice to residents about employment, disability, debt, housing, immigration, carers, and health. The service will also provide support services for carers, and offer advice and support that aims to prevent and postpone the need for formal care.

This service, commissioned by Slough Borough Council, has brought together all relevant local groups and charities with its overall aim to:

·help people live independently with choice and control of their lives

·Create a new advice hub led by Shelter

·prevent and postpone the need for formal care and support

·let people know about and how to access the right services at the right times in their local communities

·result in people having positive experiences of local care and support.

Ramesh Kukar, CEO, Slough CVS and spokesperson for SPACE commented "It has been an amazing process to pull together over 40 local organisations into a combined plan that will make such a difference to people in the local community who need advice, care and support. We are combining the best and most appropriate services and we look forward to helping Slough residents cope with the problems of daily living and having an immediate and positive impact on the lives of those using the service.”

The service can be accessed by phone, face-to-face or via the website, details as follows:

Website: www.sloughadvicecentre.co.uk
Face-to-face: Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm, 27 Church St, Slough SL1 1PL
Telephone: 0344 515 1380 Monday to Friday 9am to 5.00pm

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