I CAME across an article this week which reported that CABs throughout the country deal with around 23,000 different discrimination problems every year.
Three-quarters of the enquiries we receive are about discrimination in employment, while the rest cover a wide range of issues including discrimination in housing, legal issues, benefits, and consumer issues.
The most common grounds on which clients reported experiencing discrimination were disability, sex and race, but there were also a significant number of enquiries about discrimination on the grounds of age, sexual orientation and religion or belief.
The Citizens Advice service believes that if discrimination is challenged effectively it can prevent future abuses, as well as empowering some of the most disadvantaged people in society to realise their rights.
With this in mind we encourage anyone who has suffered from discrimination to use their CAB as a first port of call for free confidential assistance and support.
We understand that people from all walks of life can find themselves the subject of discrimination and also understand the fear and intimidation they can feel when faced with the prospect of dealing with it.
With a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience our advisers are able to provide the information and advice people need that will help them deal with their problems.
Buckingham and Winslow CAB
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If you have any queries relating to this article or any other problems you need help with please do not hesitate in contacting us. Please telephone 01280 816707 and select option 1 for the advice line or option 3 to hear our current opening hours, including our Thursday afternoon sessions at the Buckingham bureau and our outreach sessions in Winslow on Wednesdays.
The Buckingham Winslow & District Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent registered charity. Without funding and volunteers we would not be able to provide our service for the residents of north Buckinghamshire.