Arklow Citizens Information Centre is pleased to welcome Ashley Morgan to our team. With a background in nursing, Ashley has always been interested in helping and empowering people who need support at different stages in their lives.
Ashely previously worked in an information environment where he provided information and advice to people living with and affected by dementia. This experience has left Ashely will a strong passion for assisting people with their rights and entitlements and his experience during the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how important this work is.
Ashley spent five years working with Age UK in London where he specialised in issues that concern older people such as organising, accessing and paying for social care, ensuing that older people were aware of their full range of entitlements and identifying suitable options for older people in the later stages of life.
While based in Dublin, Ashley has spent much leisure time exploring the beautiful county of Wicklow and enjoys travelling to work every day. However, he is considering moving nearer to work and is considering a move to the south east of the county.
Ashley enthuses “I have received such a warm welcome from my colleagues and the clients whom I have met over the past few days and I am very much looking forward to assisting the people of Arklow and beyond”.
Funded by the Citizens Information Board , the range of areas covered by the Citizens Information Service (CIS) are extremely wide including social welfare rights and entitlements and other social issues such as employment, health services, housing, education, family matters and consumer rights on which people need access to information.
A growing number of customers require in-depth assistance and CIS plays an important role in providing advocacy with, or on behalf of, those people who need it, including people with disabilities, migrants, refugees, lone parents, the Travelling Community, prisoners, geographically isolated people and those who may not have access to digital resources. Basically anyone working or living County Wicklow who has an issue that needs addressing or is at a crossroads in their lives.
For anyone needing impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and informed advice and support the CIS is here to help. There are many ways to access our services. Our website www.citizensinformation.ie is packed full of helpful information.
To find out our opening hours or if you would like us to address a specific query or to book an appointment with a member of our team please contact your local Citizens Information Centre in Bray CIC on 0818 07 6780. We are available from Monday to Friday and our services are free and confidential. Arklow CIC can be contacted on 0818 07 6750.