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Adam set for Banff cost-of-living pop-up surgery

By Alan Beresford

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THE details of a cost-of-living pop-up surgery in Banff have been announced.

Karen Adam MSP's pop-up surgery series on the cost-of-living crisis is coming to Buckie.
Karen Adam MSP's pop-up surgery series on the cost-of-living crisis is coming to Buckie.

Designed to bring together a number of different partner agencies and groups to help those suffering from rocketing bills, the event is one of a number to be held across the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency by MSP Karen Adam.

The Deveron Community and Sports Centre is set to host the Banff event, which gets under way on Friday, August 12 at 11am, running until 3pm.

In order to provide as wide a range of advice as possible, Ms Adam has reached out to Citizens Advice Scotland, Moray Council’s housing department, Social Security Scotland, Home Energy Scotland, and the Trussell Trust to participate in the new style of constituency surgeries. The aim of this new style of surgeries is to speed up the support process so members of the public can get the help they require as quickly as possible.

The groups and organisations invited to take a stall at the event are representative of a large proportion of casework regularly received by the MSP.

Ms Adam said: “I know it has been incredibly tough over the past 18 months.

"The UK government has caused enormous harm on our citizens through their self-inflicted cost of living crisis, so please get in touch or come along to one of my surgeries should you feel there is anything at all I can do to help.

“As we look ahead to the winter months, we know financial hardship in the UK will continue to worsen with more people falling into debt or living hand to mouth. That’s why I am doing everything I can to be proactive in providing whatever support I can instead of being reactive."

Organisations willing to participate in the surgeries should book a stall by contacting Ms Adam’s Community Engagement Co-ordinator at Alan.Petrie@Parliament.scot

Constituents can contact her for support by emailing Karen.Adam.MSP@Parliament.scot

Summer recess had traditionally seen Ms Adam’s predecessor, Stewart Stevenson, travelling the constituency in a caravan tour, stopping off briefly in each settlement to offer the public the chance to speak with the former MSP about issues.

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