Joining Forces

Joining Forces

Hart Citizens Advice & Armed Forces Covenant join forces to support the

Nepalese community.

Citizens Advice Hart today announces ‘Joining Forces’ a project to provide front line

advice services to the Nepalese community. As part of Citizens Advice Hart’s plans

to widen accessibility, the project will make a difference to those who work or have

worked in the armed forces and their wider family in and around Fleet, Church

Crookham, Yateley and surrounding areas.

Citizens Advice Hart’s Chief Officer Sally Plank says “This community finds

accessing services difficult – either because of language barriers or they find it

difficult to navigate our health & benefits systems. We felt we could make a

difference by making advice and help more readily accessible. We are delighted to

have the support of the Armed Forces Covenant to do this. ”

Joining Forces will offer practical help with free and confidential ’drop-in’ advice

sessions. These will have Nepali speaking trained advisors on hand and no

appointment is necessary. Information leaflets on advice topics such as health,

housing, benefits and domestic abuse will be available.

Sally adds “If we provide relevant advice to overcome language and cultural

barriers, then hopefully our Nepalese community will be more self- reliant and

confident in accessing help.”

The advice sessions will take place 0930-1230 on the first Friday of a month

starting June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th and September 1st at Citizens Advice Hart’s

FLEET office. More information can be found www.citizensadvicehart.org.uk or by

calling 01252 878435

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