�3.5million cash boost for advice centres in Islington

A �3.5million cash boost has been announced to help needy residents.

The council money, which spread over the next three years, will go to services that help those struggling with debt, housing, employment and benefit troubles.

Islington Law Centre will get �1.5million, while Help on Your Doorstep, the current Mayor’s charity, will get �600,000 and Islington People’s Rights will get almost half a million pounds.

In addition, the Citizens Advice Bureau, which opened last April and has just taken its 11,000th enquiry, will get �900,000 from the pot.

Alison Lamb, chief executive of Islington CAB said: “Our partnership with Islington Council and the extra money for the community advice services that we work closely with means hundreds more residents are receiving relevant and timely advice for a variety of worries.

“By early intervention we can often stop a problem becoming a crisis and I am pleased so many residents are using the free advice appointments each of the community advice services in Islington provide.”