Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has commended moves by a local welfare advice group to organise a “Welfare Roadshow” to provide support and advice to the local community.
A number of walk-in sessions will be held in community centres in the Bogside, Brandywell, Bishop Street and Creggan with advice provided by Dove House.
Karen Mullan MLA said:
“I commend moves by Dove House to organise these s
“There is no doubt that due to the introduction of Universal Credit, these groups are under severe pressure and stress.
“I am pleased that a number of concerns have been addressed and resolved – in a time of increasing DUP/Tory austerity, I will continue to fight for extra and proper resources for independent advice in the city. They provide an invaluable service to many people on a daily basis.
“The advice sessions will run all this week until Friday 16th March every night from 7pm – 9pm where advisors will provide free advice on a number of benefits including Universal Credit, PIP and ESA.
Tuesday 13th: Pilots Row Community Centre
Wednesday 14th: Gasyard Centre
(Special Autism Event with Direct Payment Advisor 11am – 1pm)
Thursday 15th: Bishop Street Community Centre
Friday 16th: Long Tower Youth Club