Citizens Information Bus hits the road
AS part of Entitlements Awareness Week, the Citizens Information Bus has been bringing a mobile information and advice service into the heart of local communities around County Wicklow.
The bus allows Citizens Information to reach out to people who may not normally have easy access to information services. Anybody can board the bus to get free and confidential information and advice on their rights and entitlements from skilled information providers from Bray Citizens Information Centre and staff from Bray Area Partnership’s Local Employment Service.
‘Because of ongoing changes to services and schemes it’s vital that people can get information on their rights and entitlements,’ said Martina Cronin from County Wicklow Citizens Information Service. ‘People’s needs have become more complex in areas such as personal finance, debt, employment rights, unemployment and access to services, so we hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this opportunity.’
The bus hit the road last Friday and has already stopped at Lidl in Bray and Greystones, Tesco in Greystones, and Doyle’s pub in Kilcoole.
Today (Wednesday, May 16), it will be at the playground in Rathnew from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while tomorrow (Thursday, May 17) it will be at the civic centre in Bray from 9.30 a.m. to noon.