Letters: Ian Gourlay, April 5, 2016

GV of the King's Lynn Citizens Advice Norfolk Branch in St Nicholas Street ANL-160327-122320009
GV of the King's Lynn Citizens Advice Norfolk Branch in St Nicholas Street ANL-160327-122320009
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It appears that funding for the King’s Lynn CAB is going to be cut by stealth.

The announcement was slipped out by the soon to resign council leader Nicholas Daubney over the Easter weekend.

What is disturbing is that the press were informed before councillors.

I have had hard times and used the CAB, they give you help and re assurance. Not everybody is able to use internet and even, if they did, they would like face to face discussion to help them understand what they have found out .

I am told that the CAB in Lynn gives a lot of help and advice to people with mental health difficulties, but this is to be cut.

The Conservatives keep saying they are going to do more for mental health but their actions are always the opposite.

The CAB also gives help to those who have reading difficulties, which is also to be cut, and just leaves the CAB to concentrate on debt advice; but if you are in debt you need the full package, and not to just concentrate on one specific problem which often, in the end, results in you losing your home and in many cases family.

So therefore, I call upon the people of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to write to the leader of the council to ensure the King’s Lynn CAB is well resourced. It is a community asset with many well qualified volunteers and advisors.

Cllr Ian Gourlay, Fairstead Ward/Labour Group Deputy Leader