IN addition to the benefit advice provided by Sedgemoor staff, twice a month an advisor from the Money Advice Service comes into Sedgemoor District Council's offices in Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, to give help and advice to customers with regard to managing household finances.

Appointments are also available at our outreach surgery in Burnham on Sea once a month.

Our Benefits team can book Money Advice appointments for any of their customers who feel that they need help and advice in terms of managing finances and prioritising any debts that they have. Homes In Sedgemoor can also book appointments for their tenants.

The service has been running successfully for several months now with up to 9 customers being helped in any one day. Customers are contacted the day before their appointment to remind them and to verify that they will be attending. This ensures appointments are fully booked and the best use of the time available is made.

If you want further information regarding the Money Advice Service, to book an appointment or to discuss your entitlement to Benefits please contact the Sedgemoor Benefits team via: o Telephone: 0845 408 2542 or local rate 01278 435435 09:00 to 05:00pm Monday to Friday.

o Visit our reception: Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater 08:45 to 05:00pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

o Drop-in to one of our Outreach surgeries: these take place at the Baptist Church, Lower North Street, Cheddar every Monday 9:30 to 12:00 or at the Princess Hall, Princess Street, Burnham on Sea, every Wednesday 9.30 to 4.00.

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