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We are Citizens Advice Bournemouth and Poole. We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination, placing our clients at the centre of everything we do. Our services are designed to equip our clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of their lives by making informed decisions that address their problems. The support we offer is designed to help create resilient and sustainable communities, through community empowerment and mobilisation.

We’d like your help for our Financial Wellbeing Project, providing support and guidance to people who are at risk of homelessness and entrenched in a cycle of debt, addiction, domestic violence and poor mental health. Clients will be taught how to manage their money and referred to organisations who can support them to leave a violent relationship, address mental health problems and recover from addiction.

In this climate of austerity, many clients have either lost their jobs, are finding it difficult to secure work or living on benefits. This means they are struggling on very low incomes and in many instances, their expenditure is exceeding their household income, putting their homes at risk. We will ensure that 150 families maintain their homes by helping the better manage their money and by giving them additional appropriate support to help them with other issues.

To vote for us please go to http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/vote/ and chose Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole – Financial Wellbeing Project