Citizens Advice South Hams receives funding to help local tenants and landlords comply with new energy rules by April 2020  

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Thanks to the Charitable Foundation set up by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) to improve standards in the private rental sector, Citizens Advice South Hams can continue helping tenants make homes energy efficient and warm, and advise landlords on how to comply with the new energy regulations and further legislative changes coming into force in April 2020. The Citizens Advice …

12 Tips for Avoiding a Festive Debt Hangover

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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 …

Disabled people in the South Hams can be more than £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit, Citizens Advice reveals

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  Citizens Advice South Hams has said that some disabled people in the area could be around £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit compared to the previous system. The local charity has already helped 217 people with Universal Credit since it was rolled out on September 5th this year.  Of these, 87 were disabled or had a long-term …