A Citizens Advice Bureau caseworker will now be situated within Andover Foodbank two days a week.

The caseworker will be at the foodbank, at St John the Baptist RC Church on Alexandra Road, to help advise residents in the area due to the cost-of-living crisis. 

Leader of the Test Valley Borough Council Cllr Phil North took to Facebook to share the news with residents.

He posted on Facebook: "There will be a Test Valley Citizens Advice Bureau caseworker situated within Andover foodbank (St John the Baptist RC Church on Alexandra Road SP10 3AD). Ensuring people are not only claiming all of which they are entitled to but offering longer-term help and advice.

"This is being funded directly by the Test Valley Borough Council Cost of Living Grant Scheme, which we introduced last year."

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The new service started on Tuesday, January 3 to help provide residents with advice as we all struggle with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

The support worker will be present every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am until 12pm. Residents have also been informed that no appointment is necessary.

Citizens Advice is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems in the United Kingdom.

The cost-of-living crisis means we're all paying a lot more for energy and food, and things like rent and fuel. Some people are cutting back on how much they spend on food or eating less, so they can pay for heating.