Information bus offers advice and support in Rutland

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An information bus that offers access to support from social services and statutory health and voluntary organisations has launched in Rutland.

Following a successful funding bid from the Big Lottery Fund, Rutland Community Spirit’s First Contact Mobile bus visited the villages of Caldecott, Lyddington, Seaton, Barrowden and Morcott, stopping in each for 45 minutes, on Wednesday.

The bus has been fitted out with a reception area, a laptop, kindly donated by housing association Spire Homes, and a mobile phone and will be used to extend the reach of First Contact Rutland, a project that enables client-facing staff to make multi-agency referrals and assists vulnerable adults to access services to help them remain safe and independent in their own homes.

It provides information on benefit claim assistance, home safety and security advice from police, energy saving improvement tips, information on activities and groups in the area, and much more.

For more information about the First Contact Mobile bus, visit the website at www.ruralcc.org.uk/rutlandcommunityspirit or call project manager Sue Renton on 01572 720282.