City residents with concerns about money, health and safety matters can get free advice at an open day in Penn Fields this month, organised by City of Wolverhampton Council.

A variety of city organisations will be on hand for the Help at the Hub day at Lea Road Community Church Sports Hall, on Wednesday 19 October between 10am and 2pm.

Anyone who may have concerns about finances, energy bills and the cost of living crisis, can speak with the Money and Debt advisor for CAB Wolverhampton. The Money Smart team manager will offer the same help for Wolverhampton Homes tenants.

Other representatives from Access 2 Business, Black Country Alzheimer’s Society, Healthwatch, the Local Neighbourhood Safety Co-ordinator and West Midlands Police, P3, Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton Homes, Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together and Wolverhampton Social Hub 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 is the third in a series of Help at the Hub days we have organised to offer support for city people and they have been well received in local communities.

“Our most recent event in Bilston Market was very well attended, with positive feedback from visitors. The sessions are proving to be a really popular way for people to gain face to face help and assistance.

“This is a very difficult time for a lot of people who may have increasing financial worries and concerns, so I’d encourage residents to come along on the day and get advice and support from money experts.

“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 financial matters or help with health and safety concerns. Please join us on 19 October for a chat about your worries.”

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. The team provided 70 packs to shoppers at Bilston Market during the last Help at the Hub event.

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