Citizens Advice will officially open its new office in Grantham

A new office will be officially opened by Citizens Advice in Grantham next week.

Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire (CASL) will open its new center at 14 Finkin Street, the former headquarters of the South Lincolnshire Blind Society, on Friday 22 April.

The official opening will bring together representatives from Grantham organizations and charities and the ceremony will be celebrated by the Mayor of Grantham, Councilor Dean Ward, supported by County and District Councilor Sue Woolley.

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The event will run from noon to 2 p.m. and will include a site visit, including dedicated training and telephone counseling rooms, and will offer attendees the opportunity to hear about CASL’s services and projects.

CASL Chief Officer Simon Richards said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to mark the opening of the new centre. We’ve been seeing customers in person on Finkin Street for some time, but this is a watershed moment for us and serves to underline how committed we are to our local communities in Grantham going forward.

“We understand that there will be more and more challenges in the future, but we have an extremely dedicated staff and team of volunteers who will do their best to ensure that the people who need our support have the receive.

“We are busy recruiting new volunteers and would welcome back our former volunteers to help out at any time in the future. »

CASL says the past two years have been difficult for many people and organisations, including CASL, which has been hampered in how it can help the people of Grantham while adapting to COVID restrictions and seeking new new premises that could further help support communities around the city.

The organization was previously based at the Guildhall Arts Centre.

Over the past year, CASL has helped over 1,110 people in the Grantham area with over 5,000 issues. Customer inquiries have covered topics such as universal credit, housing and employment.

As the cost of living crisis continues to impact households, it is widely expected that CASL will face many more challenges in the coming months.

Phone calls to their Adviceline service hit an all-time high of 1,750 at the end of March.