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An Exciting New Advice and Representative Centre in St Leonards

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10Apr

Two BHT services have moved into a new Advice and Representative Centre in St Leonards.

BHT Sussex has entered into a 125 year lease on Renaissance House, a former Hastings Borough Council housing department building.

The Advice and Representative Centre now provides a home for the Hastings Advice and Representation Centre, Citizens Advice 1066 and BHT’s Hastings Advice Service. Also based at the centre is Finding Futures, BHT’s education and training project. The Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Kim Forward, helped staff and volunteers move into their new home.

Residents of Hastings and St Leonards who need advice should call 01424 721458

The Advice and Representative Centre will provide much improved facilities for our clients, offering a one-stop shop for housing, welfare benefits, debt and general advice. The staff of our three independent organisations will enjoy better facilities.

Jacky Everard, HARC

Offering a one-stop shop for housing, debt, welfare benefits and general advice will enhance the service each organisation is able to provide on its own. I hope that many members of the local community will join our team of volunteers to provide this new service in St. Leonards.

Dina Christodoulou, Citizens Advice 1066

Being co-located with each other will enable closer joint working. Ultimately, most clients are not concerned who provides the service. By coming to the Advice and Representative Centre, clients will receive a comprehensive, seamless service.

Sue Hennell, BHT Sussex

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