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Cash boost to combat effects of credit crunch

Solihull is one of 60 across the country that will benefit from increased government funding to boost its housing and employment advice service for residents.

Solihull is one of 60 across the country that will benefit from increased government funding to boost its housing and employment advice service for residents.

More than £200,000 will be ploughed into the borough from 2009 to 2011 as part of the scheme.

The extra funding comes on top of the additional help the borough recently provided to Solihull Community Housing and the local Citizens Advice Bureau to make sure that extra support is available for people hit by the credit crunch.

All this investment has come from grants and has not involved extra costs for the council.

Solihull Council and Solihull Community Housing made the bid for the extra resources under the Government’s ‘Trailblazer’ housing advice programme.

The scheme will help local people get a greater range of advice about how to find housing combined with any other support they need such as finding training or employment.

Councillor Ian Hillas, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration, said: “I am delighted that Solihull has once again shown that it is providing excellent and innovative services. This additional funding will help us to improve housing, money and employment advice services further still for the people of Solihull.”

For further information or advice call Solihull Community Housing on 0121 717 1515.

 

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