More Local people turning to Citizens Advice in it’s 80th year of service

Claire Brown News

Citizens Advice South Hams reveals an increase in the number of people turning to its advisors for help with Universal Credit (UC) issues, debt, housing and utility bill problems this year compared to last, as well as a general overall increase in demand. The charity is celebrating 80 years of service, it was formed at the onset of World War …

Do you or someone you know struggle to pay energy bills?

Claire Brown News

Citizens Advice will be extending its work and offering Energy Advice Checks in community centres and jobcentres across South Hams. The local charity will help people find the cheapest deals, apply for discounts and grants, help reduce energy and water debts as well as making sure clients are living in homes that are energy efficient. Nick White, from Citizens Advice …

Fundraising News

Claire Brown News

A big thank you to the Bay Horse, Chris Hall and all the Totnes businesses who kindly donated prizes for our pub quiz raffle last night, we raised £200 – Harrison’s Garage, the Seven Stars, the Albert and Morrisons who donated this hamper.   Also a big thank you to the Durant Arms who held a Diwahli Night and raised …

Alert re scam purporting to come from PayPalAlert

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Please be careful if you receive a notice  from PayPal telling you that money has been paid into your account, followed by an email from the scammer saying that the money has been paid in by mistake. They then ask you to refund them that money. Always check with    spoof@paypay.com if you are unsure about any payment information or request.”

Citizens Advice celebrates with 80s Disco Night

Claire Brown News

Citizens Advice is 80 years old this September, which means all the small local charities that make up Citizens Advice, including our own in the South Hams, make it not only one of the largest independent advice providers in the UK but one of the oldest. Celebrations have been going on most of the year, starting with a visit to …

Citizens Advice Taster Days

Claire Brown News

The biggest advice charity in the South Hams is asking people to come forward and help.  Citizens Advice South Hams is looking for volunteers to join its adviser training programme and become part of their advice team.  The local charity gives free confidential advice to anyone who has a problem with debt, benefits & disability issues, housing, employment, family problems, …

Letting Fees Banned at Last

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People living in rented accommodation will no longer have to pay letting agent fees as the Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1st June 2019.  The ban means renters cannot be charged fees for looking around a property or for things such as, referencing, credit checks, or for check-out. Citizens Advice has been calling for a ban on fees …