WASPs Buzzing at St Margaret’s Church Hall Advice Event
March 2014 – North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau (NESCAB), a leading independent charity in Waveney held its first major public event under the Big Lottery funded WASP project on Tuesday 25th March 2014. The WASP partners (North East Suffolk CAB, Access Community Trust and DIAL Lowestoft) were joined in the church hall by more than a dozen local and national charities to provide a valuable one-stop-shop, offering a wide range of information and advice to the whole community.
Valuable help and information included an introduction to the internet and computer skills for beginners, training and employment advice, and help with understanding energy tariffs using price comparison websites. The event also included representatives from Suffolk Trading Standards for consumer advice and fire prevention advice from Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service.
Janet John, Chief Executive of North East Suffolk CAB said, “We are grateful to Big Lottery for giving us the funding to help develop advice services across Waveney and putting them on a more substantial footing. We aim to build a network of groups, all of whom support people in one way or another, so that everyone can access support, information and advice when and where they need it”.
Michael Asquith, Rector of St Margaret’s said, ‘We really looked forward to working with the WASP project, and welcoming all of the organisations in to the Parish Centre. Although this was not a church event, we were delighted to collaborate with WASP as we are only too aware of the need for this kind of support in our community.’
The event highlighted many of the services available in Waveney and with the added bonus of some light entertainment, making it an enjoyable and informative event for all.