Assembly Member for Gower, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed the announcement of £4.4 million of funding from the Welsh Government to support front-line advice services in 2017-18.
£2.2 million of the funding will support the delivery of services which can offer direct advice relating to welfare benefits, housing, debt, money management and discrimination.
A further £2.2 million will be awarded to Citizens Advice Cymru to deliver the Better Advice, Better Lives Scheme. The scheme encourages benefit take-up for families with disabled children, for those living in deprived areas whose health is likely to be affected by poverty, and for council tax and housing benefits.
Rebecca Evans AM said: "I very much welcome this funding which will support what is a valuable resource for constituents across Gower.
"The benefits system can be complex and confusing, and problems relating to the UK Government's welfare reform are commonplace at my surgeries, particularly amongst people seeking work and people on low wages. Disabled people have been very badly affected.
"Expert advice on housing issues and debt problems is also valuable, so that people can maximize their ability to manage their household budgets. A little bit of help can make a big difference."