Cit­i­zens In­for­ma­tion Bus hits the road

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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