Anyone looking for free support and guidance on money, health and safety matters is welcome at an open day in Wednesfield this month, organised by City of Wolverhampton Council.

Help at the Hub will see a wide variety of city organisations offer advice and information. The event will take place at The Hub in Ashmore Park, Wednesfield, on Friday 24 February between 10am and 2pm.

Residents with concerns about finances and the cost of living crisis, can speak with advisors from the Council Tax team along with a financial wellbeing officer from the council’s children’s services department.

Other representatives from Access to Business, Admiral Nurses specialising in dementia care, Black Country Alzheimer’s Society, Healthwatch, Neighbourhood Safety Co-ordinator, P3, Public Protection Scams team, SUIT - offering support for anyone affected by substance misuse, West Midlands Fire Service offering Safe & Well checks and Wolverhampton College will also be available on the day.

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

Councillor Linda Leach, City of Wolverhampton Council’s cabinet member for adult services, said: “This will be the fifth in our popular series of Help at the Hub days that we’ve been organising to offer advice and support for our residents.

“The important thing about these events is that we’re going out into communities to speak with people in a friendly, face to face environment.

“This is a difficult time for many residents and worries can range from money and health to education and safety. Please don’t struggle alone, join us on 24 February for a chat about your concerns.”

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.