The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Steve Summers, has been given a tour of the Beethoven Centre, A2Dominion’s flagship community centre based in Queens Park.
During his visit he found out about A2Dominion’s Advice Plus Service, a free advice service available to all Westminster residents, providing specialist, tailored advice on housing, benefits, debt, finding work and training, dealing with crime or antisocial behaviour.
The service has helped over 1,400 residents in the past year.
“Advice Plus is a fundamental resource which the local residents heavily rely on,” said A2Dominion’s Community Investment Operations Manager, Donna Hodsoll. “A2Dominion is delighted to offer Advice Plus as a continuous service to support the residents.”
Along with local MP Karen Buck, assistance is available from a qualified solicitor, an Arabic translator, Carers Network, Job Shop, City West Homes and Citizens Advice Bureau.
The Beethoven Centre, near the Mozart estate, has been at the heart of the community in Queens Park, Westminster for over 10 years. With over half of the locals on the Mozart estate being born outside of the UK, the translation service provides a mechanism for local residents to attaint vital support.
“Advice Plus is a great asset for the local community, offering vital, free advice to the residents of Westminster,” said Lord Mayor of Westminster Steve Summers. “What amazes me is the commitment of the volunteers who give up their Monday afternoons to support local residents with their issues. They’re the heartbeat of the service.”
Photo left to right: A2Dominion’s Advice Plus Coordinator Deborah Lauder, Lord Mayor of Westminster Steve Summers and Community centre manager Teresa Parish.