Swanswell open day to highlight Supporting People service

09 August 2012

People affected by substance misuse in Coventry or alcohol misuse in Warwickshire can find out more about help with their housing issues and increasing independence, as part of an open day being held by Swanswell.

Swanswell, a national charity which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, is inviting residents to a ‘Coffee and muffin morning’ at Swanswell House, Norton Street, Coventry from 10am to 12.30pm on Friday 31 August.

It’s an opportunity to find out more about Swanswell’s Supporting People service, which helps people affected by alcohol or drug misuse maintain their accommodation and become more independent.

Team members will be on hand throughout the morning to answer questions on issues such as benefits, debt, housing, employment and training, utilities, leisure, repairs, budgeting and daily living tasks.

In addition, there will be refreshments, CV writing and job search facilities, home finder registration and bidding, benefits check and information about Swanswell’s services as well as details of how to access other partner agencies.

Jackie Soulier, Operations Manager for Swanswell’s Supporting People service, said: ‘Alcohol and drug misuse can affect people in many ways. Apart from the obvious impact on their health, they can also run into issues with housing, employment and benefits.

Swanswell’s Supporting People service offers advice around these issues to help make it easier for them to build their independence and get their lives back on track.

Our open day is an opportunity for people who have not accessed our services before to get the help they need, so they can change and be happy.’

Details of Swanswell's Supporting People service in Coventry and Warwickshire are available here.







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