A CASE worker has been appointed to help Richmondshire citizens' advice bureau take its services out to people in remote areas of the Yorkshire dales.

David Andy, who has moved from south Yorkshire, is based at the organisation's offices in Newbiggin, Richmond. Now beginning the second year of a three-year rural outreach project, funded by the National Lottery Charities Board, the scheme is proving very successful.

Additional services provided under the programme include weekly drop-in sessions at the community offices in Leyburn and Hawes, at Colburn church hall and the NSPCC Almond Tree project at Catterick Garrison.

Caroline Turrell, the bureau's manager, said: "Our aim is to make the CAB's services more accessible to the public and reassure people that we offer a free, confidential and impartial advice and information service on any subject."

The bureau is looking for new volunteers. Training towards a recognised qualification is provided, as well as travel expenses. Contact the bureau at 23 Newbiggin, Richmond