Welcome to Teignbridge Citizens Advice Bureau
Teignbridge Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent local charity that provides free, impartial and confidential advice and information on a range of issues. We can help with most everyday problems including entitlement to benefits, employment, housing and debt. Teignbridge CAB is a member of Citizens Advice. The majority of our staff are volunteers and the service is dependent on grants and donations.
We are holding a taster session for potential volunteers who would like to help with our Adviceline telephone service and our new project to answer advice enquiries via email and webchat. The taster session will be held at 1pm on Thursday 29th January 2015 at Newton Abbot library, Passmore Edwards Centre, Market Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2RJ (see map).
The session should last an hour or so and will give prospective volunteers an opportunity to meet some of the bureau team, hear a bit about the volunteer roles we are recruiting for, and ask questions. We look forward to meeting you!
Welfare Reform Project
Citizens Advice and Living Options Devon have launched a new innovative scheme in response to research that shows disabled and Deaf people, especially in rural areas, will need extra support with the introduction of Welfare Reform.
Living Options will offer training courses in IT and budgeting to service users complimenting the advice and support offered by CAB and improving the lives of hundreds of people who are disabled or Deaf. If you would like to access this service please complete the referral form Agencies can also make referrals to the project by using the agency referral form.
You can also help us to deliver this project by volunteering with the bureau. More details
www.adviceteignbridge.org.uk is a new website which enables you to research your enquiry based on a series of questions. If this does not help you can also complete an online enquiry form and your enquiry will be dealt with by one of the main Advice Teignbridge Partners.
New IT Support Service
We are offering a low cost IT Support Service to voluntary and community groups and also delivering low cost commercial IT Support. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, we are trying to make this service self financing by July 2015 so that we can continue to support the voluntary sector into the future. See advert below.
“Phoned Ian yesterday afternoon (phone number from your flyer) with a printer problem. Arrived 9.30 this morning, fixed it. Excellent service”.
The Energy People’s Trust has funded a new project to enable Teignbridge CAB to work in Childrens Centres. The project provides financial capability, income maximisation and energy efficiency support. More details
Call Devon Adviceline for all your advice needs
03444 111 444
Adviceline is operated by bureaux across Devon and is open every weekday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Calls cost the same as phoning 01 and 02 numbers. When you call, it’s a good idea to have something to take notes with, and any paperwork that relates to what you’re calling about. The person you speak to will take some details and ask you a few questions to see how we can best help you.