Our offices will be closed on Friday 18th and Monday 21st April, due to the Easter bank holiday weekend.
We will be open again as usual in Leominster on Tuesday 22nd April and in Hereford from Wednesday 23rd April.
Our early evening drop-in advice and information service in Hereford will be also closed on Thursday the 24th April.
If you have an appointment arranged for this day this will not be affected by the closure, we will still be expecting you.
We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this temporary closure will cause.
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.
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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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