Volunteers are essential to our service. We really appreciate the skills, ideas, time and enthusiasm that each of our volunteers brings.
We’re currently recruiting for various based in our Hereford office.
If you’d like to find out more about our current opportunities and what it’s like to be a volunteer, please take a look at our Volunteering Section
Herefordshire Council has reversed its proposal to withdraw our grant funding and will be maintaining our grant at its existing level until the end of our current Service Level… Agreement, i.e. until March 15. Furthermore, the Council has committed to “explore options for the delivery of advice services beyond March 2015”.
We’ve been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the support we’ve received from fellow professionals, other organisations, local stakeholders and members of the public across the county. What came across in these responses was the enormous regard in which the CAB is held and the recognition that advice really does matter.
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in our campaign! We couldn’t have done it without you.
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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