New advice website to give crucial support

A website has been created to help people access advice and information on issues such as benefits, debt and employment.

The Big Lottery-funded website has been launched by the Northumberland Advice Network.

It includes a self-help section, a benefits calculator, sample letters and a range of printable factsheets.

There is also a searchable directory of services which can be used to find information about organisations that may be able to help further. These include advice, information and support organisations that are part of the voluntary and community sector across Northumberland.

l The Network is collecting details about the distances that people have to travel to attend Personal Independence Payment medical assessments and Employment and Support Allowance Work Capability Assessments.
If you have experienced problems, call Sarah Kerrigan on 01670 501256.