Advice centre celebrates 80th anniversary in Wolverhampton

Advice centre celebrates 80th anniversary in Wolverhampton

Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Claire Darke, presents Nick Cheeseright, Vice Chair of Wolverhampton CAB with a certificate in recognition of the 80 years of service the CAB has provided to the city

The Mayor of Wolverhampton was on hand at a special event which marked the 80th anniversary of an Advice Centre in the city.

As one of the first bureaux in the country, Citizens Advice Wolverhampton, which was first opened in September 1939, has remained open ever since.

Back then some 50 people a day visited the bureau to seek help with issues like evacuation, allowances for dependents of serving men, housing problems and questions concerning National Registration and food rationing.

80 years on, now, it continues to offer free, confidential and independent advice.

Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton, Councillor Claire Darke, was present with volunteers, staff and friends to acknowledge the longstanding contribution Citizens Advice Wolverhampton has made to people in the city.

She said: “We were delighted to be able to celebrate Citizens Advice Wolverhampton’s special milestone, which has seen it provide 80 years of unbroken service.”

Citizens Advice Wolverhampton’s Chief Officer, Craig Alford, said: “Our advice changes lives because we are constantly adapting to the challenges people face.

“Whatever the problem, our fantastically amazing staff and volunteers do all they can to help people find their way forward. We are here to help everyone and will continue to do so.”

Citizens Advice Wolverhampton is a charitable organisation offering free information, advice and specialist casework to people concerning debt, housing, benefits, work, family issues, discrimination, consumer complaints and much more.

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