A welfare benefits surgery is set to open to the public in Castle Cary on Friday 24 May. It’s an opportunity for residents to drop in and seek advice or speak with a Support Officer in a pre-booked time slot about their welfare benefits.
The surgery has been organised by South Somerset District Council so that residents can check what benefits they may be entitled to, receive help in applying and review “what if” calculations if their circumstances change. Three slots are on offer for residents who want to book in advance – 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. These slots can be booked by calling 01935 462462 and asking for a referral to the Welfare Benefits team or by visiting SSDC offices at Churchfield in Wincanton.
This service is on offer to the whole of South Somerset in addition to the local surgeries. Clients wishing to access advice can make contact with Support Officers via the main council telephone number 01935 462462 or at any of our community offices around the district.
The Castle Cary surgery will be held at the Methodist Church in Castle Cary and will be held every other Friday, first one will be held on Friday 24 May. It runs between 9.30am and 12.30pm. If an appointment has not been booked you can still attend and hope to be seen if there are free appointments.
Councillor Tim Carroll, Deputy Leader and Vice-Chairman of the Executive said, “The local welfare benefits surgery gives residents the opportunities who wish to personally discuss their benefits the chance to do so. We are hoping that the surgery gets so popular that we will have to turn it weekly rather than fortnightly.”