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20 Nov 2019
A new film from Scottish rapper and anti-poverty campaigner Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey celebrates 80 years of Citizens Advice in Scotland.
6 Mar 2019
Today CAS been meeting to hold our conference and AGM. Over Nearly CAB staff and volunteers have travelled from all parts of Scotland to Cumbernauld for the event.
5 Nov 2018 For action by 23 Nov 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland is taking part in National Consumer Week this year with our partner, Trading Standards Scotland. Launching on Cyber Monday (26th November), the theme of this year’s campaign will be online marketplaces.
19 Mar 2018
Kinship carers will be able to access more support and information thanks to a newly expanded advice service, launched this week by Citizens Advice Scotland.
16 Jun 2017 For action by 5 Jul 2017
Help Stirling CAB become Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year
16 Nov 2016
Research by Stirling CAB found that national assistance funerals, carried out by local authorities when no family can be traced for the deceased or the family are unable to make funeral arrangements, have increased by 24% in Scotland in the past four years. The report, Unmarked - National Assistance Funerals and the Consequences of Funeral Poverty, has been published today.
10 Nov 2016
Concerned at headlines in the media about the impact of cuts to legal aid budgets and the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 – volunteers at Stirling CAB decided to investigate how citizens in Stirling had been affected by comparing local evidence with national trends.
30 Mar 2016
Social policy researchers from Perth and Stirling bureaux have published a report following a collaborative study of funeral costs in Perth & Kinross and Stirling Districts. The report outlines a mixed method research study which set out to explore the causes of increasing funeral costs locally, to identify weaknesses in existing protocols and support systems pertaining to funerals, and to make recommendations for change.
2 Oct 2015
Over the last few months Skye & Lochalsh CAB's Sarah Morgan has researched and produced a report and catalogue of services on Mental Health Support in Skye and Lochalsh.
19 Aug 2015
Central Borders CAB, Peebles CAB and Roxburgh & Berwickshire CAB have launched a survival guide and pack to support people in the Borders faced with a crisis situation.
18 Jun 2015
The Welfare Reform Committee met last week following visits by committee members to citizens advice bureaux across Scotland. The purpose of the visits was to learn about the work of bureaux and what issues clients present with, by listening to their experiences and sitting in on welfare benefit advice sessions.
10 Apr 2015
Following an increase in the number of clients coming into the CAB with problems accessing medical evidence to support benefit applications, reconsiderations and appeals, the Stirling Social Policy Team decided to research the issue further.
16 Sep 2014
Musselburgh and District CAB have designed and launched a mobile phone app to help people keep track of their finances and avoid falling into debt.
15 Jul 2014
When Ashleigh Bird's work placement for her Stirling University Law degree fell through at the last minute, she couldn't have imagined that her misfortune would lead to such a fulfilling experience.
The Community Action Team asked Ashleigh a few questions - read on to find out more about her experience at Stirling CAB, her research into the issues facing the armed services community, and the launch of her report on Armed Services Day...
8 Jul 2014
East Sutherland CAB recently held a successful coffee morning. Volunteer Support Officer Jim McCourt explains why: "For some time, East Sutherland CAB have had concerns about the new disability benefit – Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – and its impact on the local population. People seem confused about the changes from DLA, and reluctant to claim the new benefit. There have also been long delays in getting medical assessments, and in the decision-making processes. Numerous clients have had to wait six months or more before receiving their entitlement."
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:
24 Jun 2014
A hard-hitting film shot by teenage Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) volunteers and a BAFTA Award-winning producer has been released. Attended by staff and volunteers from CABs across Roxburgh, Berwickshire and the Borders, the premiere of The Domino Effect took place at the Filmhouse in Hawick. The film depicts a young soldier’s downward spiral and eventual redemption, sparked by a visit to his local bureau.
17 Mar 2014
A group of leading charities gathered in Glasgow City Chambers this morning to declare that poverty in the city is not inevitable and must be eradicated.
The conference was organised by the city's eight Citizens Advice Bureaux and was attended by over 170 people from dozens of charities and community groups across the city.
18 Feb 2014
West Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau has launched a scathing report showing the lack of fairness in the benefits system today (Tuesday 18 February 2014).
5 Dec 2013
Shetland CAB conducted a survey with the help of the local community to gain an insight into the energy issues faced across Shetland. The survey was conducted between November 2012 and February 2013 and had 468 respondents from all parts of the islands. The findings formed a report, launched this week at the CAB, which looks to raise awareness of fuel usage, fuel poverty and the large number of homes which are energy inefficient in the Shetland Islands.