The Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment

Pregnant or recently had a child? You could be due £600 The Scottish Government, has increased the payments available to lower income families for each child they have. The Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment will help children across Scotland have a fairer start by providing cash sums to families at crucial times in a young child’s life.Read more

New advice services in the Stewartry area

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&G CAS) is today announcing new advice services that will start on Monday 3 December 2018 in the Stewartry area.  D&G CAS regretfully also announces that the Castle Douglas Citizens Advice Bureau will close its doors for the last time on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 5pm as a result of budget cuts.Read more

Scottish CAB Network Launches New Financial Health Check

Citizens Advice advisers are to provide a new service aimed at giving Scots a ‘financial health check’ to see if they are eligible for additional support that they may not know about. The financial health check involves a short confidential interview with a CAB adviser and is available free to anyone who asks for it, or any CAB client whose adviser feels might benefit from it.Read more

Scottish CAB advice on rent arrears up by 47% in five years

Citizens Advice Scotland has today published evidence showing that demand for advice on rent arrears increased by 47% between 2012 - 2017. The new CAS report, which considers the causes and consequences of this rise, finds that changes to the social security system have been one of the key drivers of the problem, in particular Universal Credit.Read more

Congratulations to Sylvia

Congratulations to Sylvia, a Stranraer volunteer adviser of 22 years, who is celebrating a significant birthday with some of her colleagues!Read more

Kinship Care Support Group - Annan

The Annan Kinship Carers Support Group will start back after the school holidays on Wednesday 22nd August at 10am in Kate’s Kitchen, Bank Street, Annan.Read more

Time to think about those energy costs before autumn/winter come along

It's all very simple just contact your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau for free impartial advice.Read more

New Advisers

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service are delighted to welcome two newly qualified advisers to the Dumfries bureau. Lucile Giriat and Simon Ashton completed an intensive adviser training programme to become generalist advisers.Read more

Cost of Living Report

New report finds huge price differences in local shops, with poorest and rural areas hit hardestRead more

Tackling Poverty Conference

Our staff and volunteers will be attending the Tackling Poverty Conference hosted by Dumfries and Galloway Council on Monday 16th of October from 10am to 4pm. Feel free to stop by our stand and say hello!Read more

Statement on Social Security at Holyrood

Christine Sinclair interviewed by Greg Hoare from ITV Border on changes to Social Security at HolyroodRead more