Food Bank Vouchers are changing

April 20th, 2017|Blog, news|

Food Banks are saying goodbye to paper vouchers and have introduced an electronic voucher system which you can apply to at Citizens Advice Bournemouth. As of April 2017, Bournemouth Council stopped providing the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme which provided those in financial hardship a much needed lifeline. Citizens Advice Bournemouth are conducting research on the use [...]

When Debt is Becoming Unmanageable…

February 15th, 2017|Blog, news|

When Debt is becoming unmanageable - Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Get Help Unmanageable debt - People deal with debt in different ways. Some people remain optimistic about their future financial situation; continue to buy luxuries before reducing debt.  Others take a less relaxed attitude to their debt, prioritising paying off their debts and going [...]

Need Help with your Energy Costs?

January 31st, 2017|Blog, news|

You can call our consumer helpline which gives free, impartial advice to people who are worried about their energy costs and staying warm during winter.  If you’re not pension age and you’re struggling to afford your energy bills, you might be able to take advantage of certain benefits, grants and help offered by the government and energy [...]

Food Banks

January 23rd, 2017|Blog, news|

Citizens Advice Bournemouth holds vouchers on behalf of Bournemouth Foodbank to give to those in need. When you visit Citizens Advice, we will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. This will help to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical information. If you are issued with a voucher, you can [...]

Low Income and Struggling?

January 16th, 2017|Blog, news|

Introduction First off, may we start by wishing you all a happy New Year.  Here’s to 2017!  Several of you may have noticed that last month we had a blog about money management and debt prevention.  This week’s blog is aimed at helping those on a low income to understand what benefits and resources are available to help [...]

Top tips for getting your finances in order

January 3rd, 2017|Blog, news|

Citizens Advice Bournemouth’s top tips for getting your finances in order. Do a simple budget Write down your income and take away your essential bills such as gas and electric, food and transport. If you have money left over, plan in advance what else you’ll spend or save. If you don’t, look at ways to cut [...]