Advice morning on grants and benefits for rural residents

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A grants and benefits advice coffee morning is being held on Tuesday, June 23 at All Saints Church, Tullylish, from 10.30-1.

It is an opportunity for people from a number of local areas, including Gilford, Laurencetown and Bleary, to find out more about grants available through a rural scheme.

The Maximising Access to Services Grants and Benefits in Rural Areas (MARA) scheme aims to connect people living in rural areas with benefit entitlements, grants and services that they may not be aware of.

To date, people have received help with insulation and boiler replacement, while some have had benefits increased.

A team of home visitors (enablers) visit people in their own home and carry out a detailed assessment and the information gathered is then used to make referrals for support. A second visit is carried out to check that all referrals have been followed up and to help the householder with any queries.

MARA will run until April 2016 but anyone interested should contact Anouska as soon as possible on 028 3083 5764.