Friday, 20 June 2014

Citizens' Advice Bureau office in Aberystwyth to close

Ceredigion Citizens' Advice Bureau will close its Aberystwyth office this month following Ceredigion County Council funding cuts. A petition to keep the branch open reached over 500 signatures.

Aberyswyth has had a Citizens Advice (CAB) service since the 1940s but will not run the service by telephone from Cardigan, despite the increasing demand for their services, particularly now that more people than ever need help or advice concerning money, benefits, debt, employment, housing and other issues. Many official services now refer you to CAB and will only communicate with you if CAB refers you on (e.g. Trading Standards) - reduced CAB services means other services are even harder to use.

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