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Landlords Urged to Seek Help if Rents Dry-Up

Citizens Advice Cornwall is urging landlords to seek help if their own homes and finances are at risk because of tenants' non-payments of rents during the coronavirus restrictions. The lockdown restrictions have meant many tenants have been unable to afford their full rents, while the Government has banned landlords from evicting tenants, except for limited cases of anti-social behaviour. Wh...
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Help for People at Risk of Losing Their Homes in Cornwall

Citizens Advice Cornwall is working with the Legal Advice Centre University House to help those people in Cornwall most at risk of losing their homes. Free representation is available for those facing possession proceedings in court, and staff working on the project will be on hand to provide help and support before the hearing. The scheme covers mortgage repossessions, tenancies and squatters....
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Wanted – New Trustees and Treasurer for Citizens Advice Cornwall

We are seeking a Treasurer and three Trustees to join our expanding Board. We are one of the largest voluntary organisations in the county, providing free independent advice across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as well as being a part of the national Citizens Advice service. We offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to individuals on issues such as debt, welfare benefi...
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Citizens Advice Launches Appeal for Volunteers in Saltash as Revamped Office Re-opens

Following the completion of a major refurbishment project at the Citizens Advice Saltash office, the charity is launching an urgent appeal for new volunteers in the town. The offices in Belle Vue Road, were officially re-opening by Saltash Mayor, Cllr Pete Samuels, at a ceremony on Monday (28 September). Community Enterprises PL12, which runs the building, has revamped the ground floor to creat...
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Princess Royal Visits Bodmin to Thank Citizens Advice Volunteers

  HRH The Princess Royal visited the Bodmin offices of Citizens Advice Cornwall to personally thank the charity’s volunteers for their valuable work during the coronavirus pandemic. The visit on Thursday 16 September follows the enforced closure of the organisation’s offices across the county, meaning staff and volunteers had to work from home, but continued to provide a full servic...
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CA Cornwall Annual General Meeting 2020

Citizens Advice Cornwall's Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 29 September 2020, 10am to 11am. The AGM is open to all and will be held online via Microsoft Teams. To join the AGM online, please email mail@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk by Thursday 24 September, to be sent a link and the papers.
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6,800 Pensioners in Cornwall Missing Out on Free TV Licences

Citizens Advice Cornwall is urging pensioners to see if they are entitled to Pension Credit, which will also allow them to continue having a free TV licence. This autumn, new rules came into force, which mean people aged over 75 who previously had a free TV licence will now have to pay the full licence fee unless they, or they’re partner living at the same address, are receiving Pension Credit....
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Driver Receives Shock £13k Demand for “Courtesy Car”

A shipyard worker was shocked to receive a notice from an accident claims company seeking £13,000 for a hire car which he believed was provided free of charge from his insurers following an accident. Duane Petrauske, 58, from Falmouth, came to Citizens Advice Cornwall after he received the demand for payment out of the blue and is warning other motorists to be aware of falling into the same tra...
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Citizens Advice and CDC Provide Dedicated Advice for Eden Project Staff

Citizens Advice Cornwall and Cornwall Development Company are providing specialist advice on redundancy, job seeking, debts and benefits for staff at The Eden Project. Teams from both organisations will be offering help and reassurance following the announcement of around 220 job losses at the landmark attraction last month. Gill Pipkin, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Cornwall, said: ...
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