AN AM will be in Ammanford to give advice on finances and wellbeing.

Eluned Morgan is at The Miner’s Welfare Hall on Friday to provide information about a range of topics from benefit changes to energy savings and how to stay fit and healthy ahead of the roll our of Universal Credit in Carmarthenshire.

She said: “Many are finding that their household budgets are squeezed as bills continue to rise.

“For many people, especially on lower incomes, the changing benefits system and the increasing cost of living is making life much more stressful.

“In preparation for the roll out of Universal Credit, I have been speaking to local organisations to put together an event that makes it easy for people to get the information they need, all under one roof.”

Carmarthenshire Trading Standards Team will be there to advise on how to avoid scams and other consumer issues, the Community Health Council will be on hand to hear concerns about changes to local health services and St. John’s Ambulance will be giving some essential first aid tips. Everyone attending will be entered into a prize draw and an official event booklet detailing moneysaving tips, healthy living ideas and essential contact information for local organisations.

Eluned Morgan will be holding an advice surgery during the event, where residents can raise a concern or ask a question about the role of the National Assembly for Wales. Hywel Dda Health Board, and Dyfed Powys Police will also be attending, ensuring that people can have their say about the future of public services in the local area.

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