Please help us to save our vital local service
“Now after CAB I can start to live a normal life again after more than 5 years of misery”
“Without CAB I would still be worrying and unable to sleep as tax credits and their debt collectors kept sending letters demanding that I pay them”
“I was ill, lost my job and home. CAB helped me to get my life back together.”
“I would like to say CAB were my lifesaver. I would be homeless without their help and West Berkshire Council would have had to rehome my children”
Did our advice help YOU to move forward with YOUR issue?
What would have happened if you hadn’t got advice?
Did we help you to stay in your job or home?
Did you take control of your finances or pay off your debts?
Did you feel better able to cope, sleep better or feel less stressed?
Did we help you to prevent a crisis?
West Berkshire Council need to have specific examples of how we have helped you.
Our track record
A client had a dispute with a contractor over some work which he had carried out for her that cost nearly £3000. The client has been trying to resolve the matter with the contractor for over 6 months with no result. Our adviser contacted the contractor, explaining that he could be deemed to be in breach of contract and the possible consequences to him. He immediately arranged to redo the work.
We supported a client following a split from her husband caused by his domestic violence. She was left with joint debts and had no experience of managing the household budget. We applies for a Debt Relief Order for the client and helped her with her divorce proceedings using Court Nav – a Citizens Advice service, for online completion of divorce petitions.
A client attended an outreach appointment to discuss his and his wife’s debts – they were struggling and very short of money. They are both retired and in very poor health. The team carried out numerous home visits to them and , during the client’s periods of ill health, managed to gain time from her creditors. Our Carers team also became involved and nearly tripled the couple’s income by gaining Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit with a severe Disability Premium for both of them, thereby increasing their income by nearly £450 a week. The clients were extremely grateful and felt that their wellbeing was significantly improved.
Our Clients Say
“Very understanding and patient staff”
“A very professional service”
“easy to access and get good advice”
“good support and advice in individual circumstances’
“helpful and friendly”