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Post-Christmas cash crisis

January is the worst time of year for those struggling with debt according to the Citizens Advice Bureau, with many families turning to pawnbrokers to get the cash they need.

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Drop-in debt advice

Debt and benefit surgeries are being run in Carmarthenshire for residents struggling with debt.

RDP Sir Gâr are hosting free drop-in surgeries advising on benefit claims, debt management, entitlement checks, getting back to work and budgeting.

The surgeries are part of the Rural Community Inclusion project that aims to increase the availability and accessibility of basic services and facilities in rural areas.

The idea is to reach out to people who are unable to access central services. People can come to me with a whole range of queries.

In terms of debts, it can be anything from basic budgeting to more complicated things like dealing with creditors.

– Bex Llewhelin, surgery organiser

To find out more contact: Bex Llewhelin rsllewhelin@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call

01267 242 344 / 07717 527252.

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