16 Oct 2017
On the morning of Friday 20th October 2017, HRH The Princess Royal will visit Rutherglen & Cambuslang Citizens Advice Bureau as Patron of Citizens Advice Scotland.
27 Oct 2016
Scotland’s Citizens Advice service gave 1 million pieces of advice last year, helping over 310,000 individuals – equivalent to over 1 in every 14 adults.
The service also put a total of £120m into the pockets of Scottish citizens, though improving their financial health by helping them to access benefits entitlements and manage debt effectively. This helped some to avoid crisis situations like poverty, debt and homelessness.
28 Oct 2014
The Citizens Advice Service in Scotland, which came into being at the outbreak of the Second World War, is being celebrated this week as the charity releases figures showing overall it dealt with more than one million issues for the second year in a row. Since it was created three-quarters of a century ago, enquiries have changed significantly. Bureaux have gone from helping people with evacuation and ration book queries to tackling problems with benefit issues, payday loans and rogue employers. Nonetheless the service remains as valuable and important to communities as ever, and that is being recognised by top Holyrood politicians this week as they take to twitter to say thank you and #iamcitizen.
26 Jun 2014
Members of Angus Citizens Advice Bureaux social policy team recently visited the Scottish Parliament. Mairi Buchanan of the Angus and Tayside service reports:
5 Mar 2014
The CAB service across Aberdeenshire is seeing more people than ever before, as the recession and welfare cuts continue to hit local people hard
Cases have increased by 77% as debt and poverty continue, bureau managers have called for an 'army of volunteers' in response.
11 Feb 2014
The public waiting area and interview rooms at Coatbridge CAB had for some time been crying out for a fresh lick of paint. With resources so stretched and client demand so high though, the idea of spending four-figure sums on interior décor was not an option, so it seemed it was one of those jobs that needed done but was permanently on the back-burner.
15 Nov 2013
A Big Lottery-funded activity day organised by Bureaux and attended by over thirty partner organisations has been staged in Seamill. North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service’s (NACAS) ‘Big Event’ saw volunteers, staff and board members gather to exchange ideas and meet staff from charities and agencies they regularly work with.
20 Nov 2012
CAS has published a report commissioned from the respected Fraser of Allander Institute, into the economic benefits of the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland.