CITIZENS ADVICE EXPANDS SERVICE ACROSS THE SOUTH HAMS

Citizens Advice is expanding and improving its service to meet the increasing needs of people across the South Hams.

The local charity is opening a new advice service at the Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre, recruiting a new community-based advice worker and moving existing outreaches in Dartmouth and Totnes. In addition, new sessions are being launched at Ivybridge Foodbank specially for food bank clients.

Citizens Advice South Hams Chief Executive, Janie Moor, said:

“Last year we helped more than 6,000 people in the South Hams and we know the cost of living crisis is driving more people into financial hardship.

“We know that some people need face-to-face time with an adviser and find it difficult to travel to our office in Totnes, so working with partner organisations, we’ve been able to improve our reach to people across the district.”

The new outreach services include:

Totnes: St John’s Church, Bridgetown TQ9 5AD every Wednesday from 14 June 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Dartmouth: Flavel Centre, TQ6 9ND every Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Dartmouth: Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wessex Way TQ6 0JL every Tuesday 1pm-4pm.

Meanwhile, the recruitment process has begun for a dedicated community adviser to work mainly in the Ivybridge and Dartmouth areas. This post is being funded with help from the Yorkshire Bank and the Trussell Trust.

Outreach services at The Watermark, Ivybridge (Mondays 9.30am-12.30pm) and Quay House, Kingsbridge (Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30pm) continue as usual.

Citizens Advice South Hams provides a free, independent and confidential service for everyone in the community covering many areas of advice, including benefits, debt, energy, housing, employment issues, relationship breakdowns, consumer problems and discrimination.
For more information please visit southhamscab.org.uk

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