Citizens Advice celebrates its 75th birthday

June 9, 2014

140609 CAB Advice for the FutureEmma has pledged her support for Citizen’s Advice’s new campaign at a reception held to celebrate the charity’s 75th birthday.

The Advice for the Future campaign aims to highlight the importance of free, impartial advice and get 100,000 people pledging their support.

Citizens Advice has launched the campaign as rising household bills, changes to the welfare system and a troubled jobs market mean that for many life is getting increasingly complicated. This means it’s even more important that people can access free, relevant and impartial advice to help make complex decisions.

Emma said:

“Citizens Advice do fantastic work in South Shields and towns across the country, and at a time when households are facing increasing challenges like low pay, benefit cuts and rising living costs that work is more valuable than ever.

“Constituents who need help with these and other issues can contact the South Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureau on 0191 455 7958.  I would also encourage anyone who has ever been helped by Citizens Advice, or who values having free expert support available for those who need it, to pledge their support to the Advice for the Future Campaign.”

Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice Chief Executive, said:

“Free advice makes society better. From payday loans and employment problems to benefit appeals and homelessness, Citizens Advice is here to help people get back on their feet. As people’s lives become ever more complicated and many struggle to make ends meet it is more important than ever that we are at the heart of communities, ready to help.

“For 75 years, the Citizens Advice service has provided free, confidential advice to millions of people. We also campaign to address the problems at the root and make a lasting difference to people’s lives.

“We’re determined to be here for the next 75 years, offering free advice through a range of channels, and we need people’s support to make that happen.”

Citizens Advice celebrates its 75th anniversary this year:

  • In 2013/14 the charity helped 2 million people to solve 5.5 million problems
  • In 2012/13, 22,000 volunteers donated nearly 7 million hours to the service
  • This amounts to a contribution of £109 million worth of volunteering hours.

You can pledge your support for the Advice for the Future campaign online, where you will also find other ways of supporting Citizens Advice by volunteering or donating.

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