This chapter in the Sustainable Community Strategy reflects our belief that coordinated advice and information services and resources make a real difference to resident’s lives and the city as a whole.
These services are important because they help people deal with their issues relating to:
- employment & education
- health and well being
- family and relationships
People often turn to these services for help when they are facing difficult times, for example when someone in the family has lost their job, when they are facing relationship breakdown, bereavement or perhaps when someone in the family has fallen ill.
Ensuring people have early access to the advice and information they need has huge benefits to the individual as it helps to stop problems from getting worse. This has wider benefits for the community and economy as it means individuals are less likely to need to depend on services further down the line and more likely to be able to make the most of the opportunities open to them.