A new online directory has been launched highlighting the support available for people needing help with welfare benefits, housing, employment and debt issues.

The Wolverhampton Information and Advice Directory, launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Welfare Rights Service, is aimed primarily at statutory and voluntary groups and organisations and advisers, though it is also available to the general public.

Councillor Elias Mattu, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "This new directory gives advisers easily accessible details of more than 70 groups and organisations in Wolverhampton which provide information, advice and support to people, particularly around issues such as benefits, debt advice, housing and employment.

"The easy to use guide includes contact details for each organisation, as well as a brief description of the type of services it provides, and demonstrates just how much help there is out there for local residents in times of need."

Helen Child, Chief Officer at Citizens Advice Wolverhampton, said: "The Information and Advice Directory provides a vital resource for organisations like ours. It enables us to provide details of local groups and organisations which are able to give out high quality information and advice to people on a wide range of issues."

The Wolverhampton Information and Advice Directory can be found on the Advice and Information pages of the Wolverhampton Information Network Type=links;Linkid=5929;Title=website;Target=_blank;, and on the council website at Type=articles;Articleid=2792;Title=Benefits, Universal Credit & Welfare Reform;.

  • released: Thursday 28 January, 2016