Tag Archives: Citizens Advice

£3.8m to help support Somerset households with food and bills this winter

Somerset residents who are struggling to pay the bills this winter could be eligible for support with the cost of food, energy, water, and other essentials. The county has been allocated £3.8m from the Government’s Household Support Fund which will be used to ensure there is a wide range of support available to those who […]

£400k boost for vital Citizens Advice services

A group of Somerset charities which provide free, confidential, and impartial advice on everything from money and employment to housing and relationships have been awarded a grant of £400,000 by Somerset County Council. During the coronavirus pandemic, Citizens Advice services in Somerset have stepped up the services offered through their freephone Adviceline, with face-to-face appointments […]

Young Carers decision deferred as Council makes “most difficult” savings decisions

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Committee today approved the “most difficult savings proposals it has had to consider” to help secure its long-term financial sustainability. Cabinet also agreed to defer a decision on proposed saving for its Young Carers Service. This is to allow time for discussions with carers, families and the voluntary sector about a […]

Don’t fall for the fraudsters: tackling the scammers head on

It’s national scams awareness month and Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service is encouraging everyone to be vigilant and protect themselves against scams. By far the best weapon against scam operators is knowledge and the more people talk about scams, the less impact the scammers are likely to have. There are numerous different types of scams […]