Torbay Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) has proved that despite tight financial constraints it has been able to handle more enquiries than ever during the credit crunch and increased household incomes by over £1m for Torbay residents.
Partly funded by Torbay Council, the Torbay CAB is a registered charity providing confidential and impartial advice to everyone who needs it. Advice is given on handling debts, benefits, housing, employment, relationships and many other issues affecting the daily lives of people.
As well as offices in Paignton, Torquay and Brixham, the CAB also takes advice services out into the community. It has a particularly valuable role in targeting some of the most deprived areas of Torbay and those groups most often socially excluded through a lack of access to much-needed advice. These groups include carers, women with dependent children, disabled people – as well as those with mental health problems.