A SERIES of community roadshows are taking place in and around the Central Fife area.

The 'GetHelpFife' sessions are for anyone looking for a bit of advice or support on the cost of living, benefits and general wellbeing.

They are open to all, and will operate as drop-in sessions where anyone can come along and ask questions, get help and/or offer their own services to the community.

The roadshows will allow those who attend to get help with the cost of living crisis, as well as with benefits, wellbeing, and advice on how you can help others in the area.

Working with a range of partners from health and social care and the third sector, Fife Council’s Cowdenbeath Area Welfare Support Team will be on hand to provide a whole range of friendly advice and support to all those who come along.

Cllr Alex Campbell, chair of Cowdenbeath Area Committee, said: “We have chosen to invest area funding into these roadshows because we know how important it is for people to get the right advice and support at the right time.

"Our welfare support officers are there to make sure people are accessing all the support and benefits they are entitled to.

"I’d encourage everyone to come along, especially those who are currently working or aren’t claiming any benefits, as there may be other support which our officers can access for you.

"Right now we know there are people struggling to cope who have never had any financial issues before.

"As we face a second winter with the cost of living so high, more and more people will need a bit of support and I’d urge them to take it."

The roadshows commenced at the Benarty Community Centre last night (Tuesday), but seven more drop-ins are set to take place:

  • Lochgelly Town Hall - October 26 (2-4pm)
  • Cowdenbeath Maxwell Centre - October 31 (6-8pm)
  • Kelty Community Centre - November 2 (2-4pm)
  • Cardenden Bowhill Centre - November 7 (2-4pm)
  • Hill of Beath Community Centre - November 9 (2-4pm)
  • Crossgates Community Centre - November 14 - (2-4pm)
  • Lumphinnans Bowling Club - November 16 - (2-4pm)

Cllr Campbell continued: “As well as being there to support our local communities, we are also looking for those who can spare the time and energy to help out others in their area.

"We have bigger roles or smaller roles to suit whatever time or skills or interests you might have.

"It’s amazing what you get when you give your time to others. Find out more at one of our roadshows.”

For online support visit the council's help with the cost of living website at: our.fife.scot/gethelp