To celebrate the work that Citizens Advice does, Fiona Mactaggart MP for Slough attended an event in Parliament to meet people from across the Citizens Advice. She also learnt about the invaluable insight local Citizens Advice have about problems experienced by constituents.
Common issues reported to the local Citizens Advice include queries about benefits, debt problems, employment and housing.
“Slough Citizens Advice does a great job in helping people solve their problems, and developing the skills and confidence people need to help themselves. I work very closely with our local Citizens Advice, I use their office to hold advice sessions, we work closely to help people with problems they face and I also employ an apprentice jointly with our local Citizens Advice.
“Volunteers are really important of the Citizens Advice service so we should all thank those that give up their time to help people.
Citizens Advice Chief Executive Gillian Guy said:
“The right advice and support can transform lives. Local Citizens Advice solve the problems for two in three of our clients, and empower people to develop the skills and confidence they need to help themselves.
“It’s really important that people are able to access free and impartial advice as and when they need it, whether face to face, over the phone or online. We’re pleased to work with MPs to help them solve their constituents’ problems and address local and national issues.”