12 Tips for Avoiding a Festive Debt Hangover

Claire Brown News

1. Plan early: Plan how much you are going to spend on each person and stick to it. Manage expectations about what you – or Santa – can give. 2. Don’t forget everyday bills: It may be Christmas, but keep on top of priority bills, such as rent and council tax. The consequences for non-payment can be severe. 3. Think …

A big thank you to the Big Lottery for awarding Citizens Advice South Hams nearly 10K from its “Awards for all” fund, enabling us to carry on helping vulnerable local residents

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The Big Lottery has awarded Citizens Advice South Hams nearly £10k to help vulnerable local people   The grant is awarded from the Big Lottery “Awards for All” fund that helps charities maintain essential services to vulnerable people.  Big Lottery stated that the award was made as a mark of the quality of work that Citizens Advice South Hams are doing …

Fundraising Coordinator

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We are looking for a volunteer to help with fundraising, as next year is our 80th anniversary we want to organise as many events as possible to both raise funds but also awareness.  The volunteer would help organise and attend as many of the events as possible, the first being the Legal Bake in February which this year (weather permitting) will …

SeaMoor Loto

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This Christmas you can now buy lottery gift vouchers to support us. https://www.seamoorlotto.co.uk/support/citizens-advice-south-hams

Focus on – On line shopping

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Online spending is increasing, in 2016 £154 billion was spent via the internet in the UK. Many online sales are with established reputable businesses but on line consumers should always be careful. Don’t pay for anything by transferring money directly to people or companies you don’t know – It’s doubtful a bank will be able to recover or refund your …

The Citizen Advice, Energy Advice team are gearing up for another winter

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This year Citizens Advice South Hams will be extending its work and offering Energy Advice Checks in foodbanks and jobcentres to try and reach people who not only have problems paying for energy but are living in damp and draughty homes.  The local charity will help people find the cheapest deals, apply for discounts and grants, help reduce energy and …