Citizens Advice reaches out with new service in Marlow

Mary Nash of the High Wycombe CAB

Mary Nash of the High Wycombe CAB

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A SERVICE to help residents worried about financial and personal problems is now up and running after the charity behind it vowed to reach out to the community in Marlow.

High Wycombe Citizens Advice Bureau has relaunched face to face advice sessions in the town, after a previous service was forced to close due to a lack of funding.

Appointments can be made every Friday at the Tourist Information Centre on the corner of Institute Road and High Street, for confidential advice on everything from legal rights to money troubles and family issues.

And development Mary Nash says that although Marlow is a relatively wealthy town, there are still people who are in need of help and those who cannot easily make it to High Wycombe.

She said: “There is a recognition that within the town there are a lot more affluent people but that doesn’t mean that everyone is. If you are struggling, it is almost harder to be surrounded by money.

"The challenges are greater and there may be fewer people to talk to or to share with if you lose your job or find yourself in trouble.

"We understand there are difficulties for some people getting to Wycombe and there are also quite a lot of elderly people for whom travelling is a challenge."

In February, an emergency ‘pop-up’ office was provided by the CAB at All Saints Church Hall to help those facing financial problems as a result of the terrible flooding.

And last month, the charity’s request for a grant towards the service led deputy Marlow Mayor Bob Johnson to call for the council to do more to help disadvantaged residents in the town.

To book an appointment, visit the Tourist Information Centre or call on 01628 483597

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