To: Suffolk County Council

Stop cuts to Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Stop cuts to Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Commit to ongoing funding of Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Why is this important?

The future of Citizens Advice in Suffolk is under threat because Suffolk County Council is proposing to halve and then completely withdraw its funding to the charities.

The Citizens Advice network helped 22,000 people in Suffolk with more than 75,000 issues last year. The volunteer advisers provide quality assured advice on a wide range of issues such as debt, disability benefits, housing, employment and relationships. Cuts would lead to a significantly reduced service for people in Suffolk. The number of staff and volunteers available to give advice would have to be drastically reduced.

If you have a story to tell about how we have helped you or your family then please share it in the reason for signing.

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Reasons for signing

  • I volunteer with the Beccles Food Bank and know how our clients desperately need the services, support and help of the CAB in these hard times. How shocking that SCC should even consider withdrawing funding.
  • I was on long-term sickness, with mental illness. In crisis I went to the local CAB, met someone face to face, they read letters, reassured & advised me.
  • A vital service that is truly invaluable.

Updates

2019-01-15 10:28:54 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2018-12-18 16:06:27 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-12-16 09:45:20 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-12-14 09:53:57 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-12-13 22:04:22 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-12-13 18:10:22 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-12-13 16:11:40 +0000

10 signatures reached