Have you had a look at the National Citizens Advice website for help?
Please note our Advisers will use our public website as well as other trusted and verified websites to provide information and guidance on your issue.
Working with You – Online Enquiries
Please call our BCP AdviceLine or get advice by webchat or email to contact an Advisor through the main Citizens Advice website. By completing the ‘get advice by email’ form, you are giving your consent for us to store your information. The information you provide to us is covered by the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018. For details about how your data is protected, please view our Privacy & Cookies section.
Working with You – AdviceLine
Our AdviceLine is open between 10am and 4pm every day from Monday to Friday (except for holiday closures).
BCP AdviceLine: 0808 2787 939
For anything else please see the Contact Us section of the page.
Web-chat – Talk with an Advisor Online
If you prefer to talk to an Advisor online please click here to be taken to an online Advisor (usually available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday).
Community Advice Vehicle
Monday – St Luke’s Church, 10am-4pm
Monday PM – St Immanuel’s Church 1pm-4pm
Tuesday AM – ASDA car park, West Quay Road, Poole, 10am-12pm
Tuesday PM – St Gabriel’s Church, Turlin Moor, 1pm-4pm
Wednesday AM– Rossmore Library, 10am-12pm
Wednesday PM – Parkstone United Reformed Church, 1pm-4pm
Thursday AM – Somerford Arc, 10am-12pm
Thursday PM -Somerford Youth Centre, 1pm-4pm
Friday – Parkstone United Reformed Church, 10am-3:30pm (excl. 22/10/21)
Our Drop-in Services
- The West Wing, Town Hall, (BH2 6DX)
Monday – Friday 10am – 3.30pm (Temporarily postponed)
- Christchurch Central Library (BH23 1AW)
Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm (Temporarily postponed)
- Poole Central Library (BH15 1QE)
Mondays to Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm (Temporarily postponed)
Working with You – Appointments
Appointments are only available if we are already helping you with an issue or when the Assessor during the initial assessment concludes it is the best way to move you forward with your issue. Additionally, if you are a new client or have a new issue please contact our BCP AdviceLine, email us or come to a drop in session. The vast majority of the issues we help to resolve is done through our drop in sessions without the need for an appointment. Please note that waiting times for appointments can vary from 2-4 weeks, on average over 10 appointments are wasted each week due to no shows and late cancellations.
If you are offered an appointment and find that you no longer need it, please let us know; this can be done by e-mail or by phone. Equally important, if you no longer wish to attend your appointment, please tell us so that another client can be seen in your place.