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New website launched to assist people in Preston to find help

Posted on - 30th May, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
The website brings together information from all different charities and organisations in the city Pic: janeb13
The website brings together information from all different charities and organisations in the city Pic: janeb13

A website has launched aiming to showcase what a helpful and caring city Preston is.

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Help in Preston brings together information for those needing help in the city.

Covering benefits, food access, learning, working, volunteering, money advice, health and wellbeing, housing and homelessness the website also includes emergency contact information for a whole host of services.

Charities and organisations involved have been ICANN, Lancashire Community Finance, Community Gateway Association, Gift 92, Together Lancashire, Lancashire County Council, Citizens Advice Buerau, the Department for Work and Pensions and Intact.

Cabinet member for communities and social justice councillor Nweeda Kham said: “The Help in Preston website is an excellent resource and I’d like to thank everyone involved in its creation and getting us to this point where we can officially launch it to the people of the city.”

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The website is available at helpinpreston.com,

It cost £2,000 to design and build and was funded by Preston City Council.

Chief executive of Age Concern Central Lancashire Suzanne Carr said: “All Age Concern Services are proud to support the new Help in Preston website which is a much needed digital one-stop-shop for people in need of support within the Preston area, ultimately enabling people to enjoy a more fulfilled and independent life.

“We are looking forward to the launch and hope people will be able to find and access services quickly and with ease.”

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