The Citizens Advice service offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including; debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.
Our advice is available to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.
Barking and Dagenham CAB service is a registered charity that provides information and advice on issues such as housing, welfare benefits, employment, debt and relationship breakdown. We are also able to provide specialist advice for clients experiencing discrimination.
Our general advice service is available to people who live or work in the borough. However, if you live and work outside of the borough we may be able to help you if your enquiry concerns debt and you qualify for legal aid. You may get legal aid if you are on a low income. We take social policy action on local and national issues. We are free, confidential, independent and impartial.
The majority of advisers are trained volunteers, helping the Citizens Advice service to resolve over seven million new problems every year.
Our service couldn’t survive without our 21,500 fantastic volunteers, but we need around 5,000 more. We’re looking for all sorts of people with different backgrounds and skills to volunteer with us for a uniquely rewarding experience.
About the Citizens Advice service
There are 338 Citizens Advice Bureaux across England and Wales, all of which are members of Citizens Advice.
Together, we are the Citizens Advice service, and we help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
Because every Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent charity we rely on the support of people like you.
With a Citizens Advice Bureau in the community people always have somewhere to turn in times of crisis, but the unmet demand for our service is growing. Can you help us to help more people?