KECC has been working in close partnership with Gravesham CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) in recent months through the Advice Together Project and this has resulted in the opening of a new drop in session to assist the local community and provide better access to their services. The drop in takes place at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in the Langar Hall on the Ground Floor every Tuesday between 6pm and 7.30pm. The drop-in is open to all residents in Gravesham Borough and no appointment is needed.

Volunteers have been recruited from the local community in Gravesend, and trained by Citizens Advice Bureau staff to provide information and advice at the drop in. 

The CAB provides free advice and information on many topics, including Employment, Housing, Consumer, Relationships, Benefits, and Debt.

According to Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council who has been working with the CAB and the Gurdwara to set this project up “I am very delighted that we have been able to set up this drop in session and appreciate the support of the Gurdwara Management Committee and the commitment shown by the Citizen Advice Bureau. It is important to stress that this service is open to all communities and we hope that people will come in and use it. Great credit also needs to be given to the volunteers who have given up their time to train and now deliver this service for the benefit of the communities of Gravesham.” 

Angela Newey the Manager of the Gravesham Citizen Advice Bureau commented “We are very grateful for the hard work of our volunteer advisers and the help and support we have received from the Gurdwara Management Committee and KECC in setting up this advice centre. We hope that this project will be a success and be of benefit to the local community.”