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Citizens Advice Shropshire marks its 80th year

Citizens Advice is celebrating 80 years of service across England and Wales on 4 September 2019. The charity was formed at the onset of World War II. It originally helped people deal with the impacts of war, such as rationing, evacuation and losing their home in the Blitz. In its 80 years of service, the organisation has helped the British public find a way forward with a wide range of problems.

Local independent charity Citizens Advice Shropshire helped 7,445 people last year. For the first time Universal Credit was its top local issue, with 999 people turning to its advisers for advice on the new benefit.

Chief Officer Jackie Jeffrey said:

“We are incredibly proud to mark 80 years of providing free, independent and confidential advice for people across England and Wales.

“Locally, we are committed to helping as many people as we can so they can find the knowledge and confidence they need to move forward, whoever they are and whatever their problem. 

“We’re here for anyone who needs free, impartial and independent advice.”

Photograph of a CAB horsebox in 1941.