THE Miner’s Welfare Hall, Ammanford will be bustling on Friday 18th May, as Assembly Member Eluned Morgan brings her money advice and well-being roadshow to the town.
More than a dozen local and national groups will be present at the pop-up event aimed at helping local residents to access advice and support. Information will be available about a wide range of topics from benefit changes to energy savings and how to stay fit and healthy ahead of the roll out of Universal Credit in Carmarthenshire.
Eluned Morgan AM said:“Many are finding that their household budgets are squeezed as bills continue to rise. For many people, especially on lower incomes, the changing benefits system and the increasing cost of living is making life much more stressful.
“In preparation for the roll out of Universal Credit, I’ve been speaking to local organisations to put together an event that makes it easy for people to get the information they need, all under one roof.
“Universal Credit will also have an impact on self-employed people or those considering self-employment, which is why I’ve also asked the Department of Work and Pensions to come along to explain how the changes will work.”
Carmarthenshire Trading Standards Team will be there to advise on how to avoid scams and other consumer issues, the Community Health Council will be on hand to hear concerns about changes to local health services and St. John’s Ambulance will be giving some essential first aid tips.
Everyone attending will be entered into a prize draw and an official event booklet detailing moneysaving tips, healthy living ideas and essential contact information for local organisations.
Eluned Morgan will be holding an advice surgery during the event, where local residents can raise a concern or ask a question about the role of the National Assembly for Wales.
Hywel Dda Health Board, and Dyfed Powys Police will also be attending, ensuring that people have the opportunity to have their say about the future of public services in the local area.
A full list of the organisations taking part can be found on the special Your Health, Your Wealth website: www.yourhealthyourwealth.org which will feature videos and useful information on each organisation taking part.