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Citizens Advice Is 75 Years Old

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Independent on Sunday, p.22, 07/09/2014

Seventy-five years after 200 bureaux opened their doors to help people with the family and personal problems during WWII, Citizens Advice is still going strong. Now, bureau help with debt, benefits and consumer problems rather than lost ration books and tracking prisoners of war, but the service stays true to its founding principle to be “at service of any citizen in difficulty”.

Gillian Guy, said that Citizens Advice has a “proud history” and that “the future of our service is in good shape”. Despite many bureaux facing challenges funding (and some dodgy analysis on bureaux closures by the Independent) as local government budgets are cut, in some cases affecting, the service helped over two million people find a way forward in the last year alone.