A founding member and first set up in 1939, Cambridge & District Citizens Advice has provided free, confidential and independent advice and support throughout Cambridgeshire for those who live or work in our area. Although we work with Citizens Advice nationally, we are separate and independently funded; with the Covid-19 crisis we have had significant cuts to this, which is putting our service at high risk and why we need your support.
Our clients have relied on our friendly and expert advice for over 60 years and as they often say would be lost without our service, helping the most vulnerable people but also those who face a temporary crisis after never having any issues before. Such as those facing redundancy and those that have been furloughed or who work for themselves and have to apply for the Self-employed Income Support Scheme as well as other help. And the people who have to apply for benefits for the first time and are daunted and confused by the application process.
The core aim of this project is to help everyone in are area that needs advice through this unprecedented time by adapting our service to this new way of living.
Our clients as well as ourselves have faced financial difficulties in the past but nothing like we are all experiencing with the Covid-19 crisis and it's long-term ramifications.
Our Project –
As the world struggles to adapt, anxieties remain high, with people requiring our help who have never needed it before. People living paycheque to paycheque who have had their lives turned upside down have to use emergency forbearance measures, access budgeting tools and make benefit applications for the first time.
We want your support to adapt our organisation to help people like you who need advice and support. We want to still be here for you to help you with your debts and budgeting. We want to train up our partners to help reach everyone across all communities and ensure that no one is alone and does not know what to do or where to turn. With your help, we can do this by providing virtual appointments, webinars, and Q&A sessions across our social media to increase our accessibility for clients.
Why we need your support –
Your backing will make a real difference to people's lives for those who have never had to deal with financial difficulty, people like you, enabling us to advise and give them the skills and adapt in these extremely trying times.
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