CITIZENS Advice Winchester District is moving into a new base at the end of this month.

The charity is reopening at the city council offices in Colebrook Street on Monday June 10 where it will continue to provide thousands of local people with free, independent advice.

The charity will close its doors at their existing base on St George’s Street on Friday May 31, and service will be suspended for a week while the move into the new space takes place.

The charity says it is grateful to Winchester City Council for providing them with the opportunity to relocate into this new rental space, and for refurbishing and modernising the site which was previously used as the council’s cash office.

Natalie Webb, chief officer of Citizens Advice Winchester District, said: “We have been on the look-out for a new space for some years now, but finding something that had the right space, accessibility and rental cost for what we needed was not easy.

“The new space is in a fabulous location and being on the ground floor, is much more accessible than our current space on St George’s St. Being adjacent to the City Council offices will also have many advantages for our clients, particularly those with issues around housing or benefits.”

Citizens Advice has existed in Winchester for over 60 years providing free, confidential advice to anyone that needs help. The top issues they help people with are money, debt and benefits advice, as well as problems relating to housing, employment and family.

Laura Taylor, chief executive of the city council, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Citizens Advice with this relocation. We have long recognised the essential service they provide in supporting Winchester district residents.”

Anyone needing advice between May 31-June 10 can call Advice Line on 03444 111 306.