A VOLUNTEER-run service is now fully functional again after a year on hold.

Andover Advocacy, formed of residents from across Andover, started providing support for vulnerable adults a number of years ago, helping their voices to be heard in situations they may find challenging.

The group provides wide-ranging assistance, from help with financial budgeting, to legal issues or even with help just changing a lightbulb.

Over the years, the service has been supported by various local charities including Mind and The Enham Trust but, due to funding problems, has been on hold over the past year.

But now, the service is up and running again, thanks to the support of Citizens Advice Test Valley.

At a recent meeting, Deborah du Val de Beaulieu was congratulated and thanked for her work in helping this to happen by North West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse.

To contact the service for support, or if you would like to become an advocate, email co@testvalleycab.org.uk or call 01264 723641.