Cllr Martin Wrigley spent a day seeing what goes on inside the local Citizens Advice office
Citizens Advice’s mission is to provide free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They aim to help people find a way forward, whatever the problems they face.
Just last year they helped over six thousand clients with over eighteen thousand issues. In the first quarter of this year they helped 150 clients in cases securing an average of £7,755 per client.
In the office they see a huge range of issues from a huge range of people: they are part of the Devon wide telephone support system that provides support even when your local office may be closed. They run satellite offices in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Chudleigh all from the main office above market Square in Newton Abbot.
Another photo op for a councillor, more interested in how they can
justify a 35k wage for environmental officer when we are supposed to be strapped for cash.