CAB Update July 2020

Your local Citizens Advice is still here for Cotswold residents.

When the lockdown began on 23rd March, Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts quickly mobilised staff and volunteers away from face to face interviews to give one to one advice over the phone and via email.

Since then the charity has helped over 1,200 households, with Coronavirus and non-Coronavirus related problems.

Martin, a volunteer adviser said “This service is vital more now than ever. There continues to be so much anxiety around the virus and what it means for people’s health, wellbeing, jobs and finances. As a volunteer, it feels good to be able to help and it’s a privilege to work with such an experienced team of staff and volunteers.”

Help can be given with applying for benefits, employment issues, managing finances, relationship breakdown, housing and many other issues.

Sarah Telford, CEO, said “If you are in need of help, whether your problems are due to Coronavirus or not, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Come to us as soon as you’re aware there’s a small issue and we can help.”

The Helpline number is 0808 800 0511 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.

For email enquiries, visit our online email page:  https://www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk/stroud-cab-email-advice.php  and complete a short online with a few sentences about your problem.

We may not be able to meet you face to face at the moment, but we are all here and are waiting to help you.

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