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Citizens Advice Cornwall Marks 80th Anniversary Celebrations

Citizens Advice is celebrating 80 years of providing free, independent advice on a vast range of subjects to people throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The national Citizens Advice service was founded on 4 September 1939 - the day after World War II was declared. Since then, the service has become a trusted household name. Last year we helped more than 8,600 people with their problems ...
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Boardmasters refuses to say (07/08/2019) if it’ll offer refunds for last minute cancellation

Boardmasters festival in Cornwall has been cancelled just hours before it was due to open. The 53,000 people affected are still to hear whether they'll be refunded. You can get a refund if the organiser cancels, moves or reschedules the event if you bought your tickets from an official seller. However, you're unlikely to get money back if you bought your ticket from a reselling or secondary tick...
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Trustee Volunteers

Trustees Interested in running Citizens Advice Cornwall At Citizens Advice Cornwall, we’re looking for volunteers to help lead our charity. We’re looking for people who can consider the big picture and who have good independent judgement and knowledge and experience in particular Public Relations, Legal / Law and Fundraising. Citizens Advice Cornwall is a charity that provide information ...
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“Stop – Report – Talk” – New Research Finds Only Half of Victims Report Scams

Sixty-two per cent of people in the South West have been approached by a scammer in the last two years according to new research by Citizens Advice Cornwall. Worryingly, of those targeted, only 52% of people spoke to anyone about it. Under the slogan “Stop, Report, Talk: Be #scamaware”, Citizens Advice Cornwall are encouraging people to talk about their experiences and look out for others, part...
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Take Part in our Zero Hours Contract Survey

Do you have a zero hours contract with your employer or think you may have one? We're carrying out valuable research in Cornwall to find out how many people are on contracts where they don't know for sure how many hours they'll be asked to work each week and whether they're happy with this arrangement or not. Please help us by filling out this short, confidential form: https://www.surveymonk...
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New CEO for Citizens Advice Cornwall

Gill Pipkin has been appointed permanent chief executive officer of Citizens Advice Cornwall. Gill, who has been acting CEO of the charity for the last six months on a part-time basis will take-on the role on a permanent basis from 1 July. In a statement, the organisation's board of trustees said: "Following a rigorous recruitment process, we are pleased to announce that Gill Pipkin has been...
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Citizens Advice Launches New Services for Launceston

Citizens Advice Cornwall is planning an expansion of its service in the Launceston area. The new advice sessions, including appointments for Pension Wise, will take place at The Orchard Centre in Market Street and replaces sessions previously held in the town library. The decision to expand the service in Launceston follows the announcement of the closure of the Kensey food factory in the to...
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Citizens Advice Launches New Service for People Applying for Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Cornwall has launched a new service called “Help to Claim” for those who need help to apply for Universal Credit. People will now be able to get support from the charity as they submit their Universal Credit application to get their first full payment. Help will be tailored to the individual and available, face-to-face, over the phone -   0800 144 8444 - and online through we...
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Has Citizens Advice Helped You? Help us Celebrate 80 Years

Citizens Advice is celebrating 80 years of invaluable help to the community this year. To help us mark this milestone, we want to hear people’s memories and experiences of visiting us and from any former staff or volunteers. The Citizens Advice service started on the eve of the Second World War, when Government realised there would be a need for free, accurate, impartial information about wh...
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