Citizens Advice South Hams marks national Student Volunteering Week

  Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice South Hams, is using Student Volunteering Week (20 – 26 February) to thank their two social work student volunteers who have given their time to the local charity over the last few months. Citizens Advice student volunteers support people at the charity’s reception, in face-to-face interviews and over the phone. Simone Collacott, a …

Citizens Advice Devon announces significant changes in its staff and officers

After four years of dedicated service, Dennis Mardon is standing down as Treasurer to Citizens Advice Devon. Dennis has played a significant role in the success of the service in Devon having being Treasurer since its establishment, as well as leading Citizens Advice Exeter as its Chair. Devon Chair, David Incoll said that “the service is indebted to Dennis for …

Brighter Futures Project – our new initiative to combat fuel poverty

Thanks to funding from Scottish Power People’s Energy Trust, we are going to be launching a new project to alleviate the pressure of low-income and high costs of living in the South Hams. The South West and especially the South Hams, has long been known to have a combination of above average house prices and rents, low wages and shortage …

New mum Chloe passes her apprenticeship

From left to right: Janie Moor (Manager), Chloe McNulty, Joanna Watt (Supervisor and Training Officer) Chloe McNulty, from South Brent, has successfully completed her 1 year apprenticeship with South Hams Citizens Advice based in Totnes. Chloe will receive a Level 2 Customer Service NVQ Diploma from South Devon College as a result of completing her studies. Chloe has also become …

Make volunteering your New Year’s Resolution

“Make volunteering your New Year’s Resolution”, says Citizens Advice South Hams Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice South Hams, is asking local people to consider making a New Year’s Resolution to volunteer with them during 2017.   Janie Moor, Citizens Advice Manager, said: “Many people set New Year’s resolutions. So we are asking local people to consider volunteering with us this …

Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16

On Thursday 29th September 2016 we held our Annual General Meeting. This was an exciting event and a good opportunity to share what we have been up to over the past year. We were also able to share our newly published Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16 with all those who attended. This gives a broad overview of our work and the …

Annual General Meeting 29/09/16

  We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 3pm. This is being held in the Cary Room, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. We’re looking forward to giving an update on our social policy work, a progress report and an introduction to our latest project ‘Prescribing Advice’. For more information about the project, see the …

GP Surgery Project Launches in South Hams

  We are delighted to announce the launch of a one year pilot project in South Hams which will be offering social support to patients at GP surgeries. Reports from areas of the UK suggest that it is not uncommon for around one in four GP patient appointments to be due to social rather than medical causes. Poverty, money, relationship, domestic violence and social …