New website for students with learning issues

A WEBSITE set up to support students with learning difficulties with information about consumer issues has been expanded to help people of all ages.

The website – www.wiseguys.org.uk – was established by East Sussex County Council in 2008, with the primary aim of helping young people to better understand their consumer rights.

Teachers are able to use the website as a resource for citizenship and PSHE lessons covering key stages 1-4.

Now the website has been developed to help all residents with information about their consumer rights.

The County Council’s Trading Standards Service, working with the Council’s Learning Disability Team, has provided clear information for all consumers about:

l Your rights when buying things

l Food and healthy living

l Your money

l How to protect yourself from being scammed

l Utilities – gas or electricity bills

l Keeping safe

l How to complain

For more information visit www.wiseguys.org.uk or contact Louise Baxter at East Sussex County Council.

Telephone 01323 463346 or email Louise at louise.baxter@eastsussex.gov.uk.