Roadshow to provide benefit advice

Pictured is the Co-op on Trinity Road, Brechin
Pictured is the Co-op on Trinity Road, Brechin

Residents concerned about winter heating bills are being urged to attend information roadshows run by WRAP and SCARF.

WRAP - Welfare Reform Advice Project - started in March 2014. It is funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board and is part of the council’s welfare rights service. WRAP has provided free, confidential advice on benefit entitlement and money advice, helping citizens obtain £185,000 in benefits and rescheduled debt.

WRAP, in partnership with Save Energy and Reduce Fuel (SCARF), is visiting sites across the county to advise people on entitlement to payments; energy efficiency grants; and debt or benefits issues.

Millions of pounds of benefits go unclaimed every year and it is often those most in need that miss out. The recent changes to the benefits system may also have had an impact on your circumstances.

The teams can help with general information about energy efficiency grants or provide specific one-to-one confidential advice about payment entitlements and debt or benefits concerns.

Brechin will welcome the mobile advice unit to the Co-Op car park in Trinity Road from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, October 31.

The unit will also be in Montrose from 1.30 to 4 p.m. on the Tesco car park on Western Road.

If you can’t get along to any of the sessions you can still get advice by contacting the team by phone on 08452 777 778, by text on 07887958255, or by email