Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has hailed the ‘fantastic’ work that Advice Works do to help local people deal with reforms to the benefits system.

Advice Works is a free, confidential and independent service which provides a range of money and debt advice to people in Renfrewshire including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage and rent arrears, checking that people are getting all the benefits that they are entitled to and helping with completing forms.

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:

“I was grateful to the team from Advice Works for taking the time to meet me and speak about their experience of helping people who are at threat of losing their benefits due to the ongoing Welfare Reform and austerity agenda.

“We were also able to discuss the ATOS PIP assessments and the ongoing issues with Concentrix – both of which are causing a significant amount of stress and anxiety amongst the most vulnerable in our society and are common issues raised by my constituents.

“The fantastic service that Advice Works provides is essential and I would encourage anyone who is facing financial difficulty to get in touch with them.”