Monday, 1 March 2010


Just a brief update.

I attended a Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) management committee this evening, i'm the Town Council representative.

The CAB has seen someone from 1 in 7 households in Mendip district. Unsurprisingly the major growth in enquiries are debt problems, benefit issues and employment problems.

The Mendip CAB is the first to form a joint working agreement to prevent homelessness in the south west, this includes CAB, Shelter and Mendip Council.

The Somerset Racial Equality now are using the interview rooms in Shepton CAB.

Don't forget the Health trainer is based in the Shepton Office.

The new advice line will be in place in 2012, one telephone number for the whole country, with the exchange directing people to their local CAB office.

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