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

Claire Brown News

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 …

Universal Credit – Help to claim

Claire Brown News

Citizens Advice South Hams offer support with making a new claim for Universal Credit, from opening your account to receiving your first full payment. Their trained advisers can help you to: Set-up your Universal Credit account Complete your claim to-dos Verify your identity Make sure you’re providing the right evidence to the Jobcentre Understand what Universal Credit will mean for …

Totnes Dragon Boat Race

Claire Brown News

We are looking for crew mates for a Citizens Advice boat at this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge. The event is being held on Sunday, 14th July on the River Dart, Longmarsh, Totnes. This is a great opportunity to have a fun day down by the river with the family whilst raising funds for Citizens Advice South Hams. We plan to …

Royal visit to local advice Charity to mark its 80th Anniversary

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HRH the Princess Royal visited Totnes on Monday to help Citizens Advice celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. As she toured the charity’s Follaton offices with CEO Janie Moor the Princess talked to some of the volunteers and staff that work for the local charity. She then presented three long service awards to: Vivienne Oxley who started working for Citizens …

Local charity busier than ever with debt advice

Claire Brown News

It’s one of the busiest times of the year for debt advice and historically January 31st is the busiest day of the year for clients seeking help, according to Citizens Advice South Hams. Analysis of national data from the past 12 months reveals that on the 31st January 2018, Citizens Advice helped 2,800 people face-to-face, on the phone or via …