LDV Support Line Launched

By on 08/06/2009 in News

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In response to this morning’s announcement that Birmingham-based van manufacturer LDV has been placed into administration support agencies from across the West Midlands have come together to offer a single free phone support line offering advice and support to anyone affected by the ruling.

The phone line has 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: “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 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.

Direct Contact Numbers for LDV Taskforce Members and Support:

  • Jobcentre Plus LDV Claims Hotline: 0121 253 3950
  • Accelerate: 0121 607 0123

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