St Michael and All Angels' Church Galleywood

Inform Galleywood

 INFORM GALLEYWOOD                                                                               

Offering help & support to the local community on debt, benefits and other money related Issues

The challenge of dealing with debt, benefits and other money-related issues affects many people. So it is not surprising that in a recent survey lots of people in Galleywood said that this was something where the local church could offer help.   

As a result a new project called ‘Inform Galleywood’ is being started by St Michael’s Church with support from Citizens Advice. The project will work with local groups to help our community help itself, so that people can work through the difficulties they face. With access to benefits being cut back even more people could be looking for support in budgeting and dealing with their finances.

While it won't be offering advice – that's too difficult for a small organisation – Inform Galleywood will be able to help people find out what advice they might need, and where to get it. Based at St Michael’s those seeking help will be given space to find information that they need, with support available from volunteers if wanted.

St Michaels will be open at set times - on Tuesday evenings (6:30pm to 9.30pm), Thursday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Saturday mornings (9am to 12pm) - for the sole use of Inform Galleywood. People can also contact the Inform Galleywood team, which has a dozen volunteers, to set up a time to talk about sorting out their financial problems.

Email:    inform.galleywood@gmail.com

Phone:                 07729 694485

Facebook: www.facebook.com/informgalleywood

Duncan McKenzie, Project Lead, Inform Galleywood

October 2015