A SURVEY is being carried out to help improve the lives of people living across Knutsford.

Citizens Advice is inviting local families to complete a short questionnaire.

All the data will be anonymous and no emails or other identifying information will be recorded.

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Citizens Advice Cheshire North has been operating a family advice and advocacy service for the past 12 months.

Staff and volunteers have offered advice and practical help on various issues ranging from immigration to benefits.

The service is free, impartial and confidential and covers all issues that impact on people’s lives.

Families have been helped to complete disability living allowance applications for children with additional needs.

Debt advice has been provided to avoid creditor action.

Support has been offered about housing issues and filling in homelessness applications.

Families and children have been put in touch with long term support services such as local autism play schemes.

Parents and guardians have received help completing autism and ADHD referral forms to enable additional help within education as well as assisting families around SEN disputes within the education system.

The service offers face-to-face appointments at the town council offices on Toft Road on Wednesday between 9.45am and 1pm and on Friday from 9.45am to 12 noon.

Appointments and a drop-in session are available at The Welcome on the last Friday of the month from 9.45am to 12 noon.