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16 October: Lambeth London Living takes services on the road at Norwood information café

Saturday 20th October 2012, 11am to 3pm, Salvation Army Hall, 246 Norwood Road.

Lambeth London Living residents can get face to face advice and information – plus a free cup of tea - at a special ‘information café’ in Norwood this weekend.

Safety advice, repairs appointments and help with benefits will all be on the menu at the free event. Organised by Lambeth London Living, the café is a chance for local residents to learn more about the different types of services that the housing organisation has to offer and meet staff to book appointments for a wide range of services and events.

There will also be free advice on jobs including CV writing and interview techniques, and staff from Lambeth College will be on hand to offer advice to young people on apprentices.

It will take place on Saturday 20 October, at the Salvation Army Hall, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW, from 11am to 3pm.

Neil Litherland, Lambeth London Living Chief Executive comments; “We’re bringing our staff together from housing benefits, our repairs contractors, our area housing teams and a host of other services to offer practical help to residents, and we’re coming to them rather than them having to come to us. It’s a great opportunity for people to come and speak to staff face to face to sort out problems and get advice. ”

Residents will also be able to meet and find out about the Norwood Forum, community food growing scheme the Edible Bus Stop, health organisation Lambeth Link, and volunteering organisation Paxton Green Time Bank.

Local MP Dame Tessa Jowell also intends to drop in to the event.  

The Norwood Information Café follows a similar successful event earlier this year at the Central Hill Estate where dozens of residents arranged repairs appointments and got free energy efficiency advice.