28 Oct A Money Matters event in Basildon was hailed a success
A wide range of organisations came together to provide information, advice and guidance to help local residents save money and reduce their bills.
Citizens Advice, Basildon Council, JobCentre Plus and The Library Service hosted the Money Matters event in the Basildon Centre last week.
Residents dropped in to find out how they can save money on their gas and electricity bills this winter and seek pension guidance.
Free legal advice was also on offer courtesy of event sponsors Palmer Solicitors.
Help was available for residents struggling to understand Universal Credit and experts also gave top tips on how to avoid being the victim of a scam.
Cllr Andrew Gordon, Basildon Council’s mental health champion, attended the event. He added: “Studies show that people struggling with debt are more likely to experience mental health problems so I am passionate about helping residents to manage their finances.