Churches to run advice centre in Dawley, Shropshire

Two churches in Shropshire are working together to run a new advice centre, offering help to local people.

The Dawley Advice Centre will be based at the Dawley Christian Centre on High Street and can help those who are looking for work or benefit advice.

The Anglican Holy Trinity church and the Methodist church at the Christian Centre in Dawley are also working with Telford and Wrekin Borough Council.

The centre will be launched on 19 April at 10:00 BST.

Access services locally

The centre will also give details about council services and access to relevant websites.

Reverend Mark Sherman, Methodist minister at Dawley Christian Centre said: "The advice centre will help people access services locally, rather than having to go into the centre of town."

As well as being run by volunteers, there will regularly be representatives from organisations, including the Citizens Advice Bureau and Telford and Wrekin Council.

Reverend Beverley Jameson, Anglican Curate to Central Telford, said: "As churches we want to serve the community and that can be done in various ways, but this is a truly practical way to help people free of charge."

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