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

Claire Brown News

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 …

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 …