Our services will be closed for part of the holiday period and will be open again in the new year.
Exceptions to our usual opening times are shown below.
|Monday 23rd December||10am – 3pm||10am – 3pm||10am – 3pm|
|Tuesday 24th December||—–||Closed||—–|
|Wednesday 25th December||Closed||—||Closed|
|Thursday 26th December||Closed||—||—|
|Friday 27th December||Closed||—||—|
|Monday 30th December||10am – 3pm||Closed||Closed|
|Tuesday 31st December||—||Closed||—|
|Wednesday 1st January||Closed||—||Closed|
|Thursday 2nd January||Closed||—||—|
|Friday 3rd January||10am – 3pm||—||—|
Herefordshire Council are proposing to cut all grant funding they provide to Herefordshire CAB from April 2014. Help us prevent the loss of free advice in Herefordshire by joining us in asking Herefordshire Council not to cut the CAB’s grant.
With Herefordshire Council’s grant to Herefordshire CAB at £117,460 per annum and Herefordshire’s population standing at 186,000, this is expenditure of less than £1 per head of population.
In 2012/2013 Herefordshire CAB assisted around 5,000 individuals with nearly 15,000 advice problems such as housing, welfare benefits, employment, family and relationship, money and debt and a range of other legal issues. During the year, the bureau improved the financial position of individuals by just under £3 million.
Access to justice is a fundamental part of a fair and decent society and the CAB supports many clients each year who have not been served well, quite often by statutory agencies.
The CAB is a well-established charity with a proud history, highly regarded and trusted by members of the public. Our service is free, independent, confidential and non-judgemental, and the only open access service of its kind in the county.
How You Can Help
If you’d like to show support for our service there are lots of things you can do to help.
- Sign our Petition
If you can do just one thing to help us save Herefordshire CAB please sign (and share) our petition.
- Visit, like and share our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/CABadvicematters
Our Facebook page has lots of suggestions for other ways you can help. Just look for the How You Can Help post on our timeline.
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Everyone involved with Herefordshire CAB was delighted when the team was crowned “Volunteer Team of the Year” at this year’s Volunteer Awards held at the Three Counties Hotel on 10 June.
“This is a great result for the whole service” said Chris Boote, Chair of Trustees, “I am thrilled that the hard work, commitment and dedication of our team of volunteers has been recognised in this way. The CAB has been here with advice when someone needs us since 1966; whoever they are, and whatever the problem, and the service has never been more needed than it is today in the face of on going economic austerity”.
“Initially I was very impressed with the thoroughness of the training and how much I learned, and enjoyed working with the other volunteers” added Emma Rawlins, a volunteer at the Hereford bureau for over 5 years, “then I discovered what a privilege it is to be entrusted by members of the public with all manner of problems and to be able to help them in a whole variety of ways. From debt to benefits, housing to relationships, consumer to employment problems – there is always a way forward and it is so rewarding to see the weight lift from peoples shoulders when they can share the problem and maybe even see a solution. It is hugely rewarding to be able to help people in a very tangible and practical way – for our team to be recognised in what we do by winning the volunteer team of the year was just the icing on the cake. “
The CAB team receiving its prize; from left: Francoise Pritchard, Gay Cheeseman, Christopher Boote, Chair of Trustees, June Howden, Jude Rogers, Emma Rawlins, Mike Hill, Claire Keetch, Chief Executive, The Lord Lieutenant, Lady Darnley and Liz Connors from Cargill’s, Sponsors of the Volunteer Team Award
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