Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Saying thanks to the CAB

The Citizens Advice Bureau is a fantastic organisation. They provide free, confidential advice on a whole range of matters from debt and benefits to housing and legal matters.

As an MP our paths have crossed a few times through casework, and the local CAB is backing our campaign to Save Hexham Court.

With more than 400 advice centres across the UK the work they do affects so many people. Indeed according to their own figures they helped a staggering 1.9 million people to solve 6 million problems last year.

Continuing our thread of Big Society projects the CAB is a brilliant example of people already going above and beyond for others. The CAB is home to 21,000 volunteers all making a positive difference to peoples lives.

On Monday I had the privilege of visiting my local CAB in Hexham which covers West Northumberland and meet the volunteers who make it all happen. It was a good chance just to say a big thank you for all the fantastic work they do.

To find out more about the CAB, to get help or volunteer click here