Citizens Advice celebrates with 80s Disco Night

Claire Brown News

Citizens Advice is 80 years old this September, which means all the small local charities that make up Citizens Advice, including our own in the South Hams, make it not only one of the largest independent advice providers in the UK but one of the oldest. Celebrations have been going on most of the year, starting with a visit to …

Citizens Advice Taster Days

Claire Brown News

The biggest advice charity in the South Hams is asking people to come forward and help.  Citizens Advice South Hams is looking for volunteers to join its adviser training programme and become part of their advice team.  The local charity gives free confidential advice to anyone who has a problem with debt, benefits & disability issues, housing, employment, family problems, …

Letting Fees Banned at Last

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People living in rented accommodation will no longer have to pay letting agent fees as the Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1st June 2019.  The ban means renters cannot be charged fees for looking around a property or for things such as, referencing, credit checks, or for check-out. Citizens Advice has been calling for a ban on fees …

Citizens Advice Devon Training on Benefits

Claire Brown News

Citizens Advice Devon is working with Devon Communities Together and its Devon Community Learning Academy to provide training on all aspects of the benefits system. Thousands of people in Devon have been or will be affected by welfare reforms including changes to disability benefits and the introduction of universal credit. Local organisations that support people likely to be affected by …

Exeter Legal Walk

Claire Brown News

The Exeter Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Exeter and the city sights to raise money for local advice services.  It’s at 5pm June 13th.  Chris one of our Trustees and Janie  our CEO will be doing the walk to raise funds for our charity to sponsor them please click on the link below https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/citizensadvicesouthhamsexeterlegalwalk

Citizens Advice South Hams is looking for new Trustees to help steer it through the next 3 years

Claire Brown News

Each year Citizens Advice South Hams helps thousands of local people with the problems they are facing.  The local charity is a member of the national Citizens Advice service and its charitable mission is give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. As a national organisation the …

72% of the population have been targeted by scammers in the last 2 years

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That’s the estimate coming from Citizens Advice ahead of its annual Scams awareness campaign which is organised by the advice charity and the Consumer Protection Partnership, the CPP.  They are telling everyone to become scam aware and to “stop, report and talk” in their 2019 campaign which starts on June 10th and runs until the 23rd.   Citizens Advice reports …

Citizens Advice Help to Claim service is now available to all new Universal Credit claimants in the South Hams

Claire Brown News

South Hams residents will now be able to get extra support from Citizens Advice as they submit their Universal Credit application to get their first full payment, including setting up an email address and UC account, filling in the online application form, confirming identity, providing evidence such as childcare costs and preparing for monthly payments.   Help will be tailored to …