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Information, Advice and Guidance - Bridgeview

Access @ Bridgeview

Benefit advice: This includes making claims, advance payment requests, queries, support with accessing universal credit journals and mandatory reconsideration requests.

Housing advice: This includes completing DHP paperwork, SCS referrals, contacting landlords to source accommodation, setting up household utilities, requesting furniture through charities and local organisations.

Form Filling: Support can be offered to support individuals when needing to complete forms including benefit claim forms, doctor’s registration forms and referral forms including mental health self-referral forms.

Day trips: These will be advertised within Bridgeview. These have previously included trips to London, The Sea life Centre, Museums and Boat trips

Courses: Support can be provided to source training opportunities including Food Hygiene and First Aid.

Food vouchers: This service can be provided within specified times (please see below). Please note that for all food voucher requests, service users must bring a bank statement/print out dated for that day. This is to clarify for the food bank purposes that they are in some form of crisis due to lack of funds.

Monday: 9:00 – 12:15
Tuesday: 10:00 – 11:15
Wednesday: 11:00 – 14:15
Thursday: 11:00 – 13:15
Friday: 10:00 – 13:15

Personal Development Sessions: Cookery masterclass sessions can be provided on Monday and Wednesday afternoons within the community café kitchen. All sessions need to be booked in advance through staff in Bridgeview.

Activities: These will be advertised in Bridgeview on an activities poster. Activities that have proved popular are arts and crafts, darts and bingo.

Community Cafe: Breakfast is available Monday – Saturday from opening time to 11:30 and Lunch is available Wed and Fri 12:00 – 14:00.

Job Search facilities: Computers are available for job searches, job applications and to access Universal Credit journals.

Shower and Laundry Homeless facilities: These can only be used for homeless services users, toiletries can be provided where necessary.

Kirkley Mill Access Health Centre: This is a service where appointments can be booked to see a nurse for minor injuries or concerns. This is every Wednesday but the appointments must be booked in advance.

Opening Times

Monday – 8:30 – 16:30
Tuesday – 8:30 – 17:00
Wednesday – 8:30 – 17:00
Thursday – 9:00 – 16:30
Friday – 8:30 – 16:30
Saturday – 9:00 – 12:00 (General Advice & Community Café only)
Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s - Closed

Contact Information

Access @ Bridgeview Information Advice Centre
8 Commercial Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 2TD
01502 513974

bridgeview@accessct.org

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Our vision is to promote social inclusion for the community benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.