Mosgiel Library will become a hub for migrants to access
information and services, as Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin
takes over as the main provider of settlement support
Every Wednesday, Dunedin CAB volunteers, including a Justice
of the Peace, are at Mosgiel Library from 11.30am-1.30pm.
The service, which started in mid-March, is a joint project
between CAB Dunedin and Mosgiel Library, and is operating as
a six-month trial.
''So far, the Mosgiel service has not been used as much as we
had hoped, but we are committed to continuing with the
trial,'' CAB Dunedin manager Ngaire Duke said.
All of the volunteers at the Mosgiel outreach service would
be able to provide migrants with information and advice, and
the JPs would be available to assist with signing immigration
documents and with other official tasks.
All of the general CAB Dunedin services are also available.
Earlier this month, CAB Dunedin was named as one of 30
throughout New Zealand chosen by Immigration NZ to be the new
face-to-face information service for migrants.
The move was part of sweeping changes to information services
for migrants, which replaced Settlement Support New Zealand
services and locally based Settlement Support co-ordinators.