Job Opportunity

Claire Brown News

We are seeking an experienced advisor to join the paid staff team as an Advice Session Supervisor.  Based in Totnes and covering the South Hams the successful candidate will lead on the new Universal Credit: Help to Claim project that launches April 2019. For informal enquiries call Janie Moor on 01803 861241 For job description and application form please see below …

Volunteer Receptionist needed

Claire Brown News

Are you a friendly, confident person who enjoys helping others and has one day a week to spare? If you are, then Citizens Advice South Hams, the biggest advice charity in the South Hams is asking people to come forward and help. The local charity is looking for volunteer receptionists to help at its main office in Follaton House, Totnes. …

Citizens Advice South Hams seek a new Trustee

Claire Brown News, Vacancies, Volunteering Roles

Citizens Advice South Hams plays a vital role in our local community providing free, independent and impartial advice to clients on issues such as debt, benefits, fuel poverty, housing and employment. Our trustees ensure that the charity is well managed and that resources are utilised effectively and appropriately. Trustees devote time, commitment and experience to carry out this voluntary role, …

Local Charity Championing Big Energy Savings Week

Claire Brown News

“Check, Switch, Save” is the message from Citizens Advice South Hams as it prepares for its annual energy awareness campaign, which this year starts with Big Energy Saving Week (BESW) on January 21st  and runs through to Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Feb 15th. Citizens Advice is the statutory consumer champion for energy and is leading the campaign to make …

Family Law team and local charity offer help for families who want to separate

Claire Brown News

As the Christmas decorations are put away, sadly lots of couples are considering separation and divorce.  The Ministry of Justice has revealed that hundreds of applications were lodged between Christmas and New Year’s Day, some were even lodged on Christmas Day. In the absence of legal aid for most cases, there has been an increase in the number of people …

Focus on – Marriage Allowance

Claire Brown News

Lots of couples aren’t claiming Marriage Allowance, a tax benefit which enables married or civil partners to transfer a proportion of their personal allowance between them.  It’s estimated by HMRC that a million couples who are eligible for this tax benefit aren’t receiving it. If you are married or in a civil partnership and one of you is earning less …

System allows bailiffs to get away with rule breaking, says Citizens Advice

Claire Brown News

Bailiffs are not being held to account when they break the rules because the complaints system is complicated and intimidating, according to new research from Citizens Advice. Figures obtained by the charity from the Ministry of Justice show just 56 complaints were made through a court-based process introduced as part of the bailiff reforms in 2014. In the report – …