Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureaux showcase event
Citizens Advice Bureaux in Glasgow highlighted how their services make a positive impact on people and communities in the Greater Glasgow area during an event at City Chambers on Wednesday, 17th January.
Elected members and officials from Glasgow City Council were welcomed to the event to view displays and speak with representatives of the bureaux about the complex and varied concerns clients have and how Bureaux help them find solutions.
Gil Long, Chair of Parkhead CAB, one of the eight Citizens Advice Bureaux in Glasgow said:
“People are in challenging, often desperate situations when they approach their local Citizens Advice Bureau. The fact our services are trusted, independent, confidential, free is important to them.”
“Our services are very cost effective because we use trained, supervised volunteers.”
Several of the 380 Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureaux volunteers were on hand to speak with attendees about services they provide and how they’ve gained experience and confidence through volunteering.
During the event, Councillors were asked to pledge support for their local CAB and information about the work and impact of Citizens Advice in Glasgow was shared on social media using the hashtag #SupportingMyLocalCAB.
Almost 23,000 people received help from the eight Citizens Advice Bureaux in Greater Glasgow last year on issues including benefits, managing finances and debts, employment problems, housing and consumer issues.