The Citizens Advice Bureau in Lincoln has received a lottery grant to expand its services into some of the most deprived areas of the city.
Some £300,000 has been awarded over three years to run an outreach service into the city’s Abbey, Birchwood, Glebe and Moorland wards which have recently been identified as some of the most deprived in the country.
Each area will have two surgeries a week with the tagline of taking advice to where it is most needed.
Lincoln Citizens Advice Bureau Manager, Roy Trotter, said: The logistics of getting a mother and two children into our city centre office don’t work, so the outreach takes advice to the four most deprived areas in Lincoln.”
Services at Abbey, Glebe and Moorland are planned to make use of City of Lincoln Council buildings and in Birchwood, the Access and Training Centre, although these are subject to approval.
Outreach at Abbey will potentially be delivered at the Neighbourhood Renewal Office, in Glebe at the St Giles Community Centre and in Moorland at the Moorland Community Centre.