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FREE SUPPORT LINE FOR LDV WORKERS

09-06-2009

LDV

Hundreds of workers facing redundancy after Birmingham vanmaker LDV was placed in administration are being offered help through a free phone support line.

It's been set up by the LDV Taskforce, a multi-agency body led by Birmingham City Council and including, Jobcentre Plus, Advantage West Midlands, The Learning and Skills Council, Accelerate and neighbouring local authorities.

Available from 8am – 8pm Tuesday (9th June) til Friday (12th June), with further times to be confirmed next week, the phone line will provide a single point from which workers, suppliers, and local communities alike can access a wide range of support and advice services.

Cllr Neville Summerfield, LDV Taskforce Chair, said in a statement: “Being able to provide a single free number through which anyone can access all the local support agencies is of the utmost importance at such a difficult and stressful time.

“Whether it is information on council benefits, job seekers allowance, training opportunities, support for the supply chain or debt advice, this number will provide a single point of reference for anyone affected by the fall-out of LDV’s demise.”

As well as launching its freephone number, the Taskforce is also seeking to work with the court appointed administrator to make direct contact with LDV workers, and offer support and advice ‘on the ground’ near to the LDV factory and communities in which its workers live.

The number to call for help is 08000 730 440

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