Young people urged to drop in for housing advice

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Young people urged to drop in for housing advice

Weekly housing advice sessions for young people have been launched in Cirencester by Cotswold District Council and its housing service Homeview.

The drop-in surgery, held every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm at the Impact Centre, Lewis Lane, fills the void left by Shelter's decision to discontinue its sessions.

HomeView will provide advice on a range of housing matters for people aged 16 to 25, including tenants' rights, emergency accommodation, landlord liaison, homelessness issues and the housing (HomeView) register.

Cotswold District Council Community Health and Housing Manager Rosemary Lynn said: "We know that young people can get into difficulties with housing, perhaps because they've left home after falling out with their families or by not being able to afford their rent, and they need to be able to get good, reliable advice.

"We hope that the drop in sessions will provide a friendly and accessible service, though of course young people will still be able to get help at other times by ringing HomeView on 08450 582099."

The sessions will run until the end of March and a new service provided by Gloucestershire County Council will be launched in April.

For further information, please contact Gwen Russell or Oonagh Laidler at Cotswold District Council on 01285 623408.

Posted : 04/01/2007 12:11:46

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