Dudley MP Ian Austin has backed a campaign for the government to give more support to Citizens Advice services.
The Advice for the Future campaign calls for the government to work more closely with local Citizens Advice Bureaux so their volunteers can continue to offer free help to people in need.
Citizens Advice estimates that last year its offices around the country helped individuals write off £300 million in unmanageable debt and prevented 3,400 people from becoming homeless.
Austin has written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to support the work of Citizens Advice, saying that their help can prevent costly problems like debt and homelessness.
Ian Austin said:
“Since becoming MP I've worked with volunteers at Dudley’s Citizens Advice Bureau on a number of occasions to ensure that local people who have run into problems are able to get accurate advice on everything from debt to homelessness.
“I want the government to work more closely with Citizens Advice to ensure that as many people as possible can access their help.”