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Help town’s CAB cope with ‘huge demand’

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

More than 13,500 issues were dealt with at Boston’s Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) during 2010/11 - with that number set to rise as the Government’s benefit reforms kick in.

With the charity soon moving to larger premises in Boston’s Lincoln Lane, more people are set to be seen by advisors and volunteers than ever before.

Boston CAB’s chief executive officer Stuart Hellon said: “As a result of recent reforms and cuts to services, as well as the biggest shake-up of welfare benefits for decades, there is a huge demand for bureau advice and policy influence. Our volunteers give over £123,000 worth of hours a year between them. Without their passion and generosity our bureau would struggle to survive, and the cost to Boston’s economy of unresolved problems would soar.”

To volunteer call Kate Noble on 01205 315915

 

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