New office in Magherafelt for Citizens Advice Mid Ulster

File photo dated 10/01/07 of money. Guarantor loans are saddling friends and relatives with "mountains of debt" and are potentially just as damaging as payday loans, a charity has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 17, 2015. Citizens Advice said those put forward as a guarantor on behalf of a borrower were unknowingly signing up to guarantee expensive loan repayments, and being pursued in the case of default or arrears. The charity's report, A Problem Shared, said 43% of guarantors who sought help from Citizens Advice were unsure of the extent of their responsibilities. See PA story CONSUMER Guarantor. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
File photo dated 10/01/07 of money. Guarantor loans are saddling friends and relatives with "mountains of debt" and are potentially just as damaging as payday loans, a charity has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 17, 2015. Citizens Advice said those put forward as a guarantor on behalf of a borrower were unknowingly signing up to guarantee expensive loan repayments, and being pursued in the case of default or arrears. The charity's report, A Problem Shared, said 43% of guarantors who sought help from Citizens Advice were unsure of the extent of their responsibilities. See PA story CONSUMER Guarantor. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Citizens Advice Mid Ulster is expanding their service provision throughout the Mid Ulster District Council area.

Following the award of the Mid Ulster District Council contract to provide generalist advice and information services in the area for 2016/17, there will be an expansion of the service with the opening of a new Magherafelt office as well as an additional eight outreach venues across the region including south Tryone.

Mary O’Neill MBE, who is the Chairperson of Citizens Advice for Mid Ulster said; “Citizens Advice Mid Ulster are delighted to be working in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council to provide this service for all citizens across the district.

“We would also like to acknowledge the support from other funders and partnership projects supplementing the advice provision and providing additional services throughout the Mid Ulster area including: the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the Public Health Agency, Pension Wise, and Relate.”

The Mid Ulster Advice Line is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 7pm Tuesdays on 028 8676 6126 .

Office locations: Cookstown: 7 - 11 William Street Dungannon : 5-6 Feeney’s Lane, Magherafelt: The Business Centre, Rainey Street

Citizens Advice Mid Ulster will have outreach locations in the following towns and villages: Aughnacloy, Ballygawley, Ballyronan, Bellaghy, Benburb, Broughderg, Caledon, Clogher, Coagh, Coalisland, Draperstown, Fivemiletown, Maghera, Moortown, Pomeroy, Stewartstown and Swatragh

Citizens Advice is the largest advice charity in Northern Ireland, working against poverty and meeting the information and advice needs of around 95,000 people per year.