The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has welcomed a new partnership between Citizens Advice and the Department for Work and Pensions offering impartial advice to local people ensuring they receive the right amount of money at the right time.
Those wishing to use the new service have been able to do so since the beginning of April, and are able to talk to an advisor in person, speak to someone on the phone or use the online web chat service.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“Last summer I visited the local Job Centre Plus with the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, Guy Opperman MP. During that visit I was really proud of how personable local advisors were to service users - ensuring they receive the support they require.
“Likewise, having previously met with staff and volunteers from Citizens Advice – including giving them a tour of Parliament – I know how seriously they take their role, and therefore really welcome that my constituents will benefit from this joined up support.
“Locally the citizen’s advice and job centre teams have helped me in my work as Eastleigh’s MP to support my constituents. They are often the first port of call for MPs offices for advice and further to that relationship I know that the Job Centre and Citizens Advice will make a success of this new partnership.”