Opening Times Over Christmas
The VAS building will be closed to the public from 12 noon on 24th December 2015, and will reopen at 9:30am on Monday 4th Jan 2016.
The main Swindon Advice and Support Centre (SAASC) reception and Citizens Advice Bureau reception at SAASC will close on 24th December at 3:30pm and reopen on 4th January at 9:30am.
Stay Well This Winter
Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. The following advice from the NHS can help you to stay well over winter.
Reach Inclusive Arts: The Crafty Friends Art & Craft Group
Are you retired and looking for new activities in a supportive and friendly environment? This group runs once a week at the Wyvern Theatre and welcomes new members. No previous experience of art and craft is needed to enjoy the sessions. The cost is £5 per week with all art materials and professional artists supplied. For more information, please call Helen at Reach on 01793 520318.
Al Habib Advisory Centre Free Advice Sessions
The Al Habib Advisory Centre (previously known as Millen Advice Point) are exploring opportunities and partnerships to initiate a single point of contact of essential services where they can offer advice, signposting and referrals.
On this occasion, they are offering Immigration Legal Services at their centre. There will be a drop in, first come first served basis, free advice sessions at 20 minutes per person.
Money for Life Training in Swindon
Lloyds Banking Group is sponsoring Money for Life training through to Autumn 2016. This accredited training allows voluntary organisations and those supporting vulnerable individuals to develop and deliver budgeting, household and financial management skills. There are two courses available.
- Money for Life – teach others, will equip individuals with the skills to teach household budgeting and financial management skills to groups
- Money for Life – Money Mentors will equip individuals with the skills to teach and coach household budgeting and financial management skills on a one-to-one basis.
Both courses last for two days, spaced over two weeks. Tuition costs will be met by Lloyds Bank as part of its Help Britain Prosper plan.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure a place or for more information please contact Ian Browne, Business Connector for Swindon.