Our Advice Services Manager was on the radio!

Claire Brown News

Teena our Advice Services Manager was on Soundart to promote the new Service we offer at the Mansion in Caring town Click on the links below to listen https://www.listennotes.com/e/1372c7ce490647bbb6173ec5fc842e09/citizens-advice/ https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/iamthehow/wavelength

Don’t miss a trick

Claire Brown News

Research from Citizens Advice shows that nearly three-quarters of everyone surveyed had been targeted by organised scams in the past 2 years with over a third targeted five or more times? June is national Scams Awareness Month and Citizens Advice is working with Trading Standards and other public and private sector partners to raise public awareness and stop more people …

Quarter of a million households in England put up with shoddy or unsafe homes out of fear of eviction, Citizens Advice reveals

Claire Brown News

More than 1 in 4 (28%) private tenants who have experienced problems while renting do not complain for fear of being evicted, new figures from Citizens Advice show. Research released in April reveal almost a quarter of a million households, who had issues and chose not to complain, said their main worry was their landlord raising their rent or ending …

Universal Credit risks leaving some workers’ financial stability hanging in the balance 

Claire Brown News

 Universal Credit could risk adding to the financial instability of low-income workers, with those who are self-employed likely to come under the most pressure, new research from Citizens Advice finds. Today the charity has released two new reports on Universal Credit, examining the impact of work allowance cuts on people’s budgets, and why its design can leave self-employed workers at …

Wills Week

Claire Brown News

WILLS WEEK 16th– 20th April Solicitors across the South Hams will be waiving their fees for donations to Citizens Advice South Hams The offer is open to clients wishing to make a simple Will, which would include bequeathing basic gifts of cash, property, assets, or family heirlooms to family and friends Suggested donations – £75 for a single Will, £125 …

Pay Day Loan Cap

Claire Brown News

Extending payday loan cap could stop thousands getting into spiral of debt New research from Citizens Advice shows that extending the same rules that cover payday loans to the doorstep lending market could prevent their customers getting into problem debt, and save up to £123 million in interest payments on up to 540,000 loans each year. It is calling on …

BESN FLW Training Sessions

Claire Brown News

Date to be confirmed MARKETPLACE MINISTRIES Burke Road Totnes TQ9 5XL on industrial estate.    THURSDAY 22nd MARCH 2pm HORIZONS 110 High Street Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW   MONDAY 26th MARCH 12pm and 5pm  FLAVEL CHURCH  Mayor’s Ave, Dartmouth TQ6 9NF   

Citizens Advice launches new service in the heart of Totnes

Janie Moor News

Citizens Advice South Hams will be extending its existing advice services to the people of Totnes.  From Friday April 6th the local charity, whose main offices are in Follaton House, will be extending their services to the Mansion in the Caring Town Information Exchange (CTIE).  The new service will be open on a drop- in basis for people to come …

Help with digital skills for job seekers in South Hams

Claire Brown News

In a new initiative, Citizens Advice South Hams, Jobcentre Plus and South Hams District Council have teamed up to provide immediate help for South Hams residents applying for and claiming Universal Credit. Universal Credit – the new benefit for people who are working but on a low income, or people who are out of work – has already been introduced …