Following the fire and demolition of the Chicago Rock Building, we are pleased to announce that Wellington House has re-opened!
However, over the next few days Citizens Advice Barnsley will be operating a reduced service to deal with emergency issues only. Please see below for details:
A limited Adviceline, Email Advice and Webchat service will be available between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. We expect these services to be busy, so please only get in contact if your issues are urgent.
The BSL Deaf Drop-In on Wednesday morning between 10am and 12pm will go ahead as normal
Debt Drop-In on Thursday between 9.30 and 2.30pm will operate for emergency issues only
All pre-booked Pensionwise appointments will go ahead on Friday as planned
Outreach services in the community are not affected and will continue as normal (eligibility criteria will still apply)
OUR FULL SERVICE WILL BE OPERATING AS NORMAL FROM MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER.
Please vote for out Household Budgeting Advice Project
One of our recent applications for funding has been shortlisted for public voting which opens at noon on Friday, 8th April 2016 for a period of 2 weeks. Please have a read about the project (link below) which will provide help and support to people in Barnsley via Citizens Advice Barnsley’s Money Coach work for 12 months if we are successful in securing the funding. The service will provide 1-1 household budgeting advice, energy saving advice, help to use on-line services, free budget meals cookbooks and lots of other money saving tips and will be available in our town centre offices at Wellington House and other local venues. Voting is open until noon on Friday 22 April. You can only vote once per person but if you could pass on the message to as many local people as possible, that would be great! Citizens Advice Barnsley is a local charity and we have been providing advice to the people of Barnsley for over 50 years!”
Citizens Advice Barnsley encourages over 50s to get to grips with their pension
The average age of people in Barnsley getting help with their pension is 61 despite free guidance being available for anyone over 50, reveals the Pension Wise team at Citizens Advice Barnsley.
This means people could be planning their retirement finances 11 years before finishing work, to make sure they have the right money to fit into their plans.
As the Pension Wise service reaches its first anniversary, Citizens Advice Barnsley says it’s never too early to start planning for your retirement and is encouraging locals 50 and over to book a free guidance session.
Citizens Advice Barnsley is the operating name of Barnsley and District Citizens Advice Bureau Charity Registration Number: 1097422 A Company Limited by Guarantee Company Reg. No. 4649873 England and Wales A member of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. Membership Number 25/0019 Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN: 617498