New funding for Portsmouth’s Citizens Advice Bureau secured

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FUNDING has been secured for a service providing benefits and money advice to people in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) now has a further one-year contract to continue its work with those in need of financial help and advice.

Chief executive Lynne Davies said: ‘At a time when advice services are coming under extreme pressure due to increasing demand and decreasing funding, we are delighted that this project is to be continued.

‘Since 2008 we have secured financial gains of over £3.8m. This includes £3m worth of debts written off and £570,000 of charitable grants.’

The service will be funded by the Royal British Legion and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund charities, and aims to provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice.

The CAB operates at various outreach locations including Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville, Southampton, Eastleigh and Winchester, and in some cases they can arrange home visits.

For more details on how to use the service call (023) 9285 5868 or email to rbladmin@portsmouthcab.org.uk.