Lottery boost for Citizens Advice Bureau in Selby

York Press: Lottery boost for Citizens Advice Bureau Lottery boost for Citizens Advice Bureau

RESIDENTS in Selby will benefit from a new-style Citizens Advice Bureau thanks to Lottery funding.

The new Selby District Advice & Information Network will be introduced in the next two years, following grants of about £250,000, and will see staff and volunteers better trained in consulting over welfare benefits. Staff will also learn how to train more volunteers and will work more closely with users.

A five-year plan has been drawn up by the CAB for the new service, which will see groups, including drug dependency organisation Compass, housing support and domestic abuse services working together to provide a stronger service for users.

A statement from the CAB said: “This will mean that clients are advised by staff they already know and trust rather than being referred to other agencies.

“We are not intending to replace how other agencies are already training their staff, but hopefully the funding can supplement this to some extent over the next two years which should help us all to cope with the demand on our services.”

The spokeswoman said the new training hoped to develop and maintain the agency, and a new website would also be set up to provide information to the public about the new services available through the Network, with links to partner agencies.

Melanie Davis, strategic manager at the Selby CAB, said: “It’s about us all working together in a better way so it’s not the clients getting moved around unless absolutely necessary.

“If someone goes to Compass and develops a relationship with their own support worker.

“If they have a welfare benefit issue, we now have the money to pay for training for the Compass workers, so rather than referring the user to another organisation, they are able to work with them.”

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8:36am Tue 3 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

This should not be funded by the Lotttery.
This should not be funded by the Lotttery. CHISSY1

8:54am Tue 3 Dec 13

myselby says...

why not Lottery funding its a good and needed project
why not Lottery funding its a good and needed project myselby

4:45pm Tue 3 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Government should fund it,we give plenty away abroad,approx £8 billion to be exact,give some away over here.
Government should fund it,we give plenty away abroad,approx £8 billion to be exact,give some away over here. CHISSY1

6:26pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Digeorge says...

CHISSY1

Citizens Advice Bureau is a 'free IMPARTIAL independent' CHARITY that is not funded by the Government regardless of nationality.

Many people give up their time 'free' to help people that need and require help (including me).

However, I do believe that some of the work that I and others do should attract a salary as the amount of work we do for nothing is quite a lot including training courses. I do not work though in York.
CHISSY1 Citizens Advice Bureau is a 'free IMPARTIAL independent' CHARITY that is not funded by the Government regardless of nationality. Many people give up their time 'free' to help people that need and require help (including me). However, I do believe that some of the work that I and others do should attract a salary as the amount of work we do for nothing is quite a lot including training courses. I do not work though in York. Digeorge

10:09pm Tue 3 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Digeorge wrote:
CHISSY1

Citizens Advice Bureau is a 'free IMPARTIAL independent' CHARITY that is not funded by the Government regardless of nationality.

Many people give up their time 'free' to help people that need and require help (including me).

However, I do believe that some of the work that I and others do should attract a salary as the amount of work we do for nothing is quite a lot including training courses. I do not work though in York.
I know what CAB is and i know what it is there for and i know it is not funded by the government.It should be is what i am saying.
[quote][p][bold]Digeorge[/bold] wrote: CHISSY1 Citizens Advice Bureau is a 'free IMPARTIAL independent' CHARITY that is not funded by the Government regardless of nationality. Many people give up their time 'free' to help people that need and require help (including me). However, I do believe that some of the work that I and others do should attract a salary as the amount of work we do for nothing is quite a lot including training courses. I do not work though in York.[/p][/quote]I know what CAB is and i know what it is there for and i know it is not funded by the government.It should be is what i am saying. CHISSY1

3:55pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Digeorge says...

I know where you are coming from CHISSY1 but it is independent because if it was it would be seen to be part of the Government mechanism. One of their principles.
I know where you are coming from CHISSY1 but it is independent because if it was it would be seen to be part of the Government mechanism. One of their principles. Digeorge

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