Buckingham CAB not hit by national cuts

Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau

DESPITE a warning by the national Citizens’ Advice Bureau that bureaux across the England are facing closure, Buckingham, Winslow and District CAB says it remains secure.

Earlier this month, the national CAB which provides advice and support to more than two million people, said the situation in some parts of the country was now ‘desperate.’

Local authorities in places such as Leicestershire, Corby, Southwark and Oldham have cut funding to their CABs.

But Janis Harding, manager of the Buckingham and Winslow CAB said the future was much brighter for them.

She said: “We are quite lucky because we have been supported by Aylesbury Vale District Council, the town council and the parishes. Finding funding for other projects is a bit more of a fight.

“I do know there are other CABs in the country who have suffered quite badly because of cuts.”

CABs have also been hit by cuts of around 18 per cent due to changes in the legal aid system. Under government proposals, social welfare and housing cases will no longer be eligible for legal aid, which is a key source of income for CAB