Residents looking for help and support on a range of money, health and safety matters, are welcome to come along to an open day in the East Park area of the city this month.

Help at the Hub will see a wide variety of city organisations offer free advice and information to residents. The event will take place on Wednesday 13 December at St Matthew’s Church, Willenhall Road, between 10am and 1pm.

The event has been organised by officers at City of Wolverhampton Council’s Public Protection Scams Team who will be handing out free scams awareness and prevention packs. 

Representatives from Aquarius, Black Country Alzheimer’s Society, Carers Support, Cost of Living advisors, Healthwatch, Public Protection, SUIT, the council’s Waste Services, West Midlands Police, Wolves at Work and City of Wolverhampton College will be available on the day.

Leader of the council, Councillor Stephen Simkins, said: “While this time of year can be a cause for great cheer and fun, it can also be a worrying time for many wondering how they will afford everything.

“It’s particularly hard again this year with the ongoing cost of living crisis, but 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.

“I’d encourage everyone to drop into this latest Help at the Hub event, as there’s a huge range of expert advice which could help ease the financial burden this festive season.”

Councillor Craig Collingswood, cabinet member for environment and climate change at City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “This will be the tenth in our series of Help at the Hub days, where we take support and advice into local communities.

“This time of year can be a particularly challenging one for many people and we want to make sure we reach as many people as possible in our local communities.

“People can pop in and find advice and assistance on anything ranging from money and education to health and scam awareness. Please join us on December 13 for a chat and to find support.”

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