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McLaughlin welcomes cystic fibrosis benefit advice service

30 March, 2015 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed a new dedicated benefit advice service launched by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. 

The chair of the Assembly's health committee said; 

"From April 1 The Cystic Fibrosis Trust will be teaming up with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust's Charitable Fund and the Citizens Advice Bureau to offer a dedicated benefits advice service for people with cystic fibrosis. 

"As well as patients themselves, the service will also be available for their carers. 

"This pilot scheme will last for 12 months and will involve two specially trained Citizens Advice Bureau advisers providing dedicated advice four hours a week. 

"The advice will be offered face to face or via Skype for people with cystic fibrosis who have mobility issues to deal with complex benefit issues.

"This is a welcome development and I commend the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for their efforts."

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