A new advice centre which brings together various organisations that provide support to vulnerable people in West Norfolk has been launched in Lynn.
The hub was opened by West Norfolk Borough Mayor, Barry Ayres, and the launch was attended by over 50 guests including members of many community organisations including Norfolk Constabulary and Children’s Services.
The advice centre currently consists of five organisations: King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support (KLARS), West Norfolk Disability Information Service (WNDIS), Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), Shelter, a homing charity, and Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS).
Emma Humphrey, project manager at KLARS, said: “The launch went fantastically, and the mayor was pleased to see something put into place in order to bring these organisations together to improve their efficiency.”
She also hopes the centre expands in the future to include more organisations.
She said: “Hopefully more organisations join the partnership and make it more efficient and cost-effective to provide housing, law advice and general support to people in the area.
The hub is already using a more streamlined referral system and shared training in order to increase understanding between the organisations.
The hub centre is located in a Broadland Housing building at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, with access via Seven Sisters Close, and is open every day from 9pm-5pm.