SPACE one-stop-shop information and advice service
More than 40 local charities and organisations have come together, led by Slough Council for Voluntary Service, to provide residents with a new information and advice service.
Operating under the name Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement (SPACE), the service will provide residents with information and advice about all aspects of daily living through one point of contact, whatever the nature of the query.
Within the service, SPACE will provide information and advice to residents on all aspects and issues of their daily lives including employment, disability, debt, housing, immigration, carers, and health.
The service will also provide support services for carers, and offer advice and support that aim to prevent and postpone the need for formal care. This service, commissioned by Slough Borough Council, has brought together all relevant local groups and charities with its overall aim to:
- help people live independently with choice and control of their lives
- prevent and postpone the need for formal care and support
- let people know about and how to access the right services at the right times in their local communities
- result in people having positive experiences of local care and support.
Ramesh Kukar, CEO, Slough CVS and spokesman for SPACE said: “It has been an amazing process to pull together more than 40 local organisations into a combined plan that will make such a difference to people in the local community who need advice, care and support.
“We are combining the best and most appropriate services and we look forward to helping Slough residents cope with the problems of daily living and having an immediate and positive impact on the lives of those using the service.”
The service can be accessed by phone, face-to-face or via the website, details as follows:
Advice Hub reception number: 0344 515 1380
Slough Advice Centre website
Face-to-face: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, 27 Church Street, Slough, SL1 1PL.