Sussex Uncovered: how Sussex charities are improving people’s lives with good advice and support
Good advice does more than solve the immediate issue at hand. It reduces stress and empowers people. Knowing they have informed allies who support them raises their confidence to make the changes they want to see.
All sorts of challenges arose for people during the Covid-19 pandemic and it became very obvious very quickly that people needed good advice and support to tackle the unusual circumstance we all faced.
In this second of our Sussex Uncovered webinars (Thursday 9th September, 4pm), we want to uncover the ways in which good advice and support helped people and communities during the pandemic (and why it is still needed) in three areas:
• General advice including financial and benefits advice
• Advice for people fleeing domestic violence, levels of which raised dramatically during the lockdowns
• Advice for refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom were left hungry and with little or no support during the early days of Covid-19
Speakers will include:
• Jackie Wilkes, District Manager at Lewes District CAB
• Ahmad Yabroudi, Chair of the Sussex Syrian Community Group
• Geni Johnson, Brighton Women’s Centre