21 Jan 2015

Debt Awareness Week events in Oxfordshire

Residents across North Oxfordshire will be able to find out more about tackling debt at a series of events on offer during national Debt Awareness Week 2015.

From 26-30 January, staff from local organisations including GreenSquare, will be on hand to offer information at free sessions in Banbury, Bicester, Witney and Kidlington. 

Monday 26 January            10am-2pm         Banbury - Castle Quays Shopping Centre

Monday 26 January            10am-2pm         Witney - The Oasis Cafe

Tuesday 27 January           10am-2pm         Kidlington - Co-op, High Street

Wednesday 28 January      10am-2pm         Bicester - The Studio Café, Crown Walk

Thursday 29 January           10am-2pm        Banbury - Banbury Market

Friday 30 January                 2-4pm              Banbury - The Sunshine Centre, Bretch Hill

Members of the local community can drop in to speak with professionals, as well as access free online resources with an opportunity to enter a £50 prize draw in each town.

Veronica RydhSmith, Community Involvement Officer at GreenSquare, said: “Debt Awareness Week aims to raise the profile of the organisations that are available in Oxfordshire, who can help people recognise the signs of debt and take positive action to tackle it. We hope residents in the area come along and really make the most of the sessions.”

Barbara Shaw, Chief Executive of Banbury and Witney Citizens Advice Bureaux added: “January is the busiest time of year for CAB with clients coming in for debt advice. Help get your finances in hand in the new year and if you need advice, come along to one of our sessions.”

Organised by Sanctuary Housing, other partner attending the sessions alongside GreenSquare, include: Cherwell District Council; the Witney, Bicester and Banbury Citizens Advice Bureaux; Cherwell Community Bank; Connection; Banbury Community Church; the Sunshine Centre; the Oasis Church in Witney; Oxfordshire Credit Union; the Illegal Money Lending team; Oxfordshire's Consumer Empowerment Partnership and Cottsway Housing.

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