CITIZENS Advice in Coventry has received nearly £500,000 to help some of the city’s most vulnerable people.
In total, £2.9 million was spread across six projects in the West Midlands to benefit people facing a personal crisis – including
£483,000 for the city branch.
The Citizens Advice Coventry project aims to help isolated and vulnerable people in the community with debt, mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse issues.
Caroline Leighton, Coventry Citizens Advice CEO, said: “We are excited to announce this new collaborative multi-agency project which will benefit some of the most vulnerable in our community.
“The vital lifeline of specialist support will help prevent further hardship crisis, improving circumstances and helping people establish and plan for a future.”
Nat Sloane, Big Lottery Fund England chair, added the grants would help people work through and overcome the underlying causes of their hardship.