East Belfast Independent Advice Center targets people affected by poverty and disadvantage by providing free, independent and confidential advice within the community in greater East Belfast.
EBIAC believes in a community development approach to advice, providing an advice service which promotes community participation, is community based and community led.
EBIAC exists to ensure that the community in East Belfast does not suffer from a lack of advice/information as to their rights and responsibilities.
MAIN SERVICES PROVIDED:
EBIAC provides an independent, confidential and free advice services to the community in East Belfast. We advise on welfare benefits, housing, employment, debt, consumer issues etc.
We provide a drop-in service from our center and at 5 outreach venues throughout the community.
We also provide telephone advice. A home visit services is available for those who are house-bound. We have a dedicated debt advice service through Debt Action NI. We also provide accredited training opportunities to local volunteers who gain work experience by providing advice services to their own community. Our users are referred by family and friends who have used the services and found it useful.