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Posts by: Dawn Ray

Five reasons to join us as a trustee

We are looking for some very special people to join our board of trustees. We at Citizens Advice Shropshire (CAS) have been part of the local community since 1939 offering free, independent and confidential advice on issues that affect people’s lives. As part of the national Citizens Advice network, we make a real difference to […]

Want to volunteer for Citizens Advice Shropshire?

Places are available on our information and recruitment sessions in 2017. These will be at: Shrewsbury office  (15 College Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1LY) on Wednesday 18th January 2017 10-2.30 pm. Oswestry office (34 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN) on Wednesday 26th January 2017, 10-2:30pm

Citizens Advice Shropshire encourages over 50s to get to grips with their pension

The average age of people in Shropshire getting help with their pension is 60 despite free guidance being available for anyone over 50, reveals the Pension Wise team at Citizens Advice Shropshire. This means people could be planning their retirement finances 10 years before finishing work, to make sure they have the right money to […]

Oswestry and Ludlow closure Wednesday 16th March

Our Ludlow and Oswestry offices will be closed on Wednesday 16th March. Ludlow will be open again on 17th March & Oswestry will open as normal on 18th March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Citizens Advice Shropshire clears up pension jargon baffling consumers

“Flexi-access drawdown”, “open market option” and “safeguarded benefits” are some of the pension terms most confusing for consumers, reveals Citizens Advice Shropshire The local charity, which delivers face to face Pension Wise appointments in Shropshire, says people would find it easier to understand their pensions if the industry used simple, standard language to describe their […]

Welfare Reform and Working People Survey

  How would you cope with £100 less a month? Throughout February – March 2016 we are inviting local people to take part in research. With recent suggested changes to Tax Credits and actual changes to Universal Credit making the headlines, welfare reform will begin to directly affect the incomes of many working people in […]

LGBT+ Survey

Please promote and share this survey. If you’re LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans* ) and live, work socialise or volunteer in Shropshire please fill it out! We would love to hear from you.  PLEASE NOTE: The questionnaire is intended to be completed by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans) people. If you do not […]

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 10-17 October

  Check out our updated hate crime page with our informative slider. Hate crime and hate incidents are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. For example, you may have been verbally abused by someone in the street because you’re disabled, because of […]

Katharine’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

Today at the Shrewsbury Bureau we got a huge treat from our fabulous finance officer Katharine. We were spoiled with homemade chocolate cake with a salted caramel chocolate spread filling, ginger and plum muffins and cheese scones – lucky us!    The hashtag #MacmillanCoffeeMorning was trending 5th on Twitter for all of the UK, and staff […]

Beware imposter ‘CAB’ cold callers

  Citizens Advice Shropshire has become aware that impostors claiming to be from the CAB are cold calling people in Shropshire. Jackie Jeffrey Chief Executive Officer for Citizens Advice Shropshire said: “We want to stress to everyone that no genuine CAB adviser, or anyone else connected with the CAB service, would ever phone or text […]