City residents who would like help and advice on a wide range of health and safety matters are being invited to a free open day at Bilston Outdoor Market next month, organised by City of Wolverhampton Council.

A wide variety of city organisations will be on hand for the Help at the Hub day at the market, next to the Strengthening Families Hub, on Thursday 1 September between 10am and 2pm.

Residents are welcome to drop in and speak to any number of the organisations for free help and assistance.

Representatives from Access 2 Business, Black Country Alzheimer’s Society, Bilston Local Neighbourhood Policing Unit, P3, Public Protection, Telecare, Wolves Foundation and Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together will be available on the day.

Councillor Linda Leach, City of Wolverhampton Council’s cabinet member for adult services, said: “This is the second Help at the Hub day we have organised to offer support for local residents. Our first event in July at the Mander Centre helped people with a wide variety of queries and worries.

“We want to continue to find new ways that we can engage with our communities and help our residents access support. By bringing Help at the Hub to Bilston Outdoor Market, we can offer a friendly chat while people do their shopping.

“Quite often, help is available for people to deal with challenging situations, but sometimes knowing where to go to and who to ask for that support isn’t always obvious.

“By taking information out into the community, we hope to be able to offer assistance to as many people as possible, whether it be advice on health, concerns about security or information about skills and learning.”

Help at the Hub has been organised by officers at the council’s Public Protection Scams Team who will be handing out free scams awareness and prevention packs.

Residents do not have to book an appointment but are asked to please be prepared to wait if the event is busy.