New Service - Advice via Video
Advice via Video enables you to speak to an advisor just like being face-to-face.
It's simple, convenient and as easy as making a phone call.
You can access our services from wherever you are. All you need is your device and an internet connection.
Instead of travelling to an office, you enter our online waiting area. The advice service is notified when you arrive, and your adviser will join you when ready.
- There is no need to create an account.
- No information you enter is stored.
Open Monday to Friday
10am – 1pm, 2pm – 3.30pm
Citizens Advice South Hams
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help you find a way forward, whatever problem you face, and to campaign for change on the issues affecting people's lives.
We’re an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network. Most of our 86-strong team are trained volunteers, and we are supported by local councils, a variety of specialist funders, and the general public. We serve a population of 87,000 across South Hams and handle thousands of enquiries each year.
We are still here to help
We have changed our service provision due to the Coronavirus outbreak. See the Contact Us page for more details.
Our paid staff and volunteers are doing all they can to keep our service operational. However we expect that you may experience a delay before your enquiry is responded to. We apologise for this and hope you will bear with us during these unprecedented times.
Please click on the link below to see a series of training modules on the benefits and other financial support available to different groups of people:
- Support for self-employed people
- Employees who are away from work because of COVID-19
- Help with Council Tax
Award Winning Advice Charity
We were delighted to receive an award from the High Sheriff of Devon, Gerald Hine-Haycock, in recognition of our ongoing support to local people throughout the pandemic. He described us as the ‘fourth blue light emergency service’ and the ‘unsung heroes of the crisis’. Our Chief Officer, Office Manager and Trustee were very pleased to accept the award on behalf of everyone in the organisation.
How can we help?
Due to the coronavirus we are closed to people dropping in until further notice.
We’re still available online, by email and over the phone.
Phone Adviceline on 0808 278 7948
Latest News and Updates
We need your help. Did you know we are a local charity? We are here to provide information and advice to the people of South Hams.
Your help is vital to us. There are lots of ways you can make a difference. You can:
• Volunteer with us
• Fundraise for us
• Promote our service
• Donate to us
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Volunteering with South Hams Citizens Advice helps make a difference in your local community.
Use your existing experience or develop new talents and skills.
We use our clients’ experience, stories and evidence to research and campaign for positive change locally and nationally.
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Need support to make a Universal Credit claim?
We can help
Our trained advisers can offer support with making a new claim for Universal Credit, from opening your account to receiving your first full payment.