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MP thanks hard working volunteer team at Citizens Advice Halton.


Mike Amesbury, MP for Runcorn took time out of his busy schedule to visit the volunteer team at local advice charity, Citizens Advice Halton’s Runcorn office and hear first-hand about the work they do to help local people deal with a vast range of problems.  He also heard about the research and campaigning work they do to give elected members evidence about where the law or services are not working as well as they could and the efforts the charity is making to recruit more volunteers to join their team.

Hitesh Patel, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Halton said:

“It was really nice that Mike and his team came to meet and thank in person some of our volunteers and paid staff. 

“We talked at great length about the need for people to have access to good quality independent information and advice to deal with any problems they face and the challenges charities like Citizens Advice Halton face trying to help more and more people with complex problems, often exacerbated by poor mental health. 

“The team were really impressed with Mike’s commitment to represent local people and his passion to tackle many of the inequalities Runcorn’s residents experience daily, which really chimed with them because every single day they come in to volunteer they see people who need help because they are struggling.”

 

Mike Amesbury MP added;

“I met the team at Halton CAB –a great group of people including many volunteers committed to providing members of the public across Runcorn and elsewhere with advice and guidance. Around 6,000 people access this vital service a year –for advice around family law, debt and financial matters, and many other issues.

I’d like to thank them for everything they continue to do for local residents – and if anyone is interested in volunteering for the CAB they offer a great structured training programme that not only helps deliver the great CAB service but is often a route into other jobs for people too.”