For free help and support on a range of money, health and safety matters, please join us at an open day in Pendeford this month, organised by City of Wolverhampton Council.

Help at the Hub will see a wide variety of city organisations offer free advice and information. The event will take place in the community room next door to the Oasis Cafe in Whitburn Close, Pendeford, on Thursday 29 June between 10am and 2pm.

The event has been organised by officers from the council’s Public Protection Scams team who will be handing out free scams awareness and prevention packs. 

Residents with concerns about finances can speak with cost of living advisors from City of Wolverhampton Council.

Representatives from Admiral Nurses specialising in dementia care, Black Country Alzheimer’s Society, Compton Care, Healthwatch, P3, POhWER advocacy service, Public Protection Scams team, SUIT offering support for anyone affected by substance misuse, West Midlands Police neighbourhood safety co-ordinator, Wolves Foundation, Wolves at Work 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. Anyone unable to make the event can also contact the council or their local councillors directly for help or advice.

Leader of the council, Councillor Ian Brookfield, said: “Times are hard for everyone right now and as a council we’re doing all we can to support our citizens with a wide range of help on everything from food and energy to everyday household essentials. 

“People need to ensure they’re getting all they’re entitled to and our advisors are on hand to discuss what’s available to make your money go further, as the cost of living continues to bite.”   

Councillor Craig Collingswood, cabinet member for city environment and climate change at City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “Our Help at the Hub days are proving to be very popular with residents and I’m pleased to say that this will be our seventh event.

“They are a great way of taking support and advice into local communities so people can find the help they need.

“Residents can pop in and discuss concerns they may have about health, find advice on security, or discover more about how to develop skills and opportunities for learning.”

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