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Christmas and New Year closing dates

Christmas and New Year closing dates

Cambridge Citizens Advice will close for Christmas and New Year on Friday 21 December 2018 at 11am and we will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 9.15am.

On Hand to Help with Universal Credit

On Hand to Help with Universal Credit

On October 17th 2018 the Universal Credit Full Service was introduced in Cambridge for New Claims. Find out what is happening to the benefits system, what we think about the changes, and how we can help with new claims.

'Nowhere else to turn' - summer food bank shortages on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

'Nowhere else to turn' - summer food bank shortages on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Our crisis caseworker Richard C made an appearance on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today to discuss summer shortages at Cambridge City Foodbank, and the ways that foodbank users can get help in a crisis through the Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau.

Royal British Legion comes to Cambridge Citizens Advice

Royal British Legion comes to Cambridge Citizens Advice

Friday 3rd August saw the first drop-in session from the Royal British Legion, who will be holding a monthly drop-in here at Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau.

Top tips for PIP applications

Top tips for PIP applications

At Cambridge Citizens Advice, we help a lot of people to apply for PIP and challenge the decision if their application has been unsuccessful. Here are some top tips for applying for PIP from John, one of our benefit advisers.

Scam Alert: beware of cold callers offering debt help from Cambridge CAB

Scam Alert: beware of cold callers offering debt help from Cambridge CAB

Imposters pretending to be from Cambridge Citizens Advice are cold-calling people to offer help with debt problems. We will never call you about debts or other problems unless you've already been in touch with us and you're expecting our call.

Big Energy Saving Week: save money on your energy bills

Big Energy Saving Week: save money on your energy bills

Are you getting the best deal on your gas and electricity? You could save as much as £300 a year by switching supplier and reducing the amount of energy you use. For Big Energy Saving Week (22-28 January), Citizens Advice is running a campaign to help people save money on their energy bills.

Cambridge Local Assistance Scheme

Cambridge Local Assistance Scheme

The Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS) provides information, advice and one-off practical support and assistance to people who live in Cambridgeshire during times of exceptional pressure (subject to eligibility).

Living Wage Week: 5-11 November 2017

Living Wage Week: 5-11 November 2017

The real Living Wage rates are independently-calculated based on what people need to get by. That's why Living Wage Foundation encourage all employers that can afford to do so to ensure their employees earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum.

Here are 3 things Citizens Advice said this week that are worth your time

Here are 3 things Citizens Advice said this week that are worth your time

1. The Taylor review of modern working practices is a decent first step towards a fairer jobs market. 2. Bad decisions about cost energy consumers £7.5 billion. 3. More than half of private tenants we spoke to won’t pursue repairs because they fear eviction.