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Council Tax Help

  Council Tax Help After the shock of the utility rises – the next thing currently hitting our doormats this week in East Devon are our council tax bills.  Following social media as we do, we have not been surprised to see the number of people expressing distress...

Real Life Stories

Real Life Stories   At Citizens Advice East Devon we all have real life stories stories that stick with us. Some are filled with sadness and empathy, others are heart-warming and make us brim with pride on how we have helped shape another’s future. We feel pride...

Paying Your Rent

The Importance of Paying Your Rent.   ‘It is not in the public interest to release the analysis undertaken on the potential impact on poverty of withdrawing £20 uplift to universal credit and working tax credit’. These were the headlines from the DWP that...

Carers Week

Happy Carer’s Week to all my fellow carers – it’s our week. Though we say Happy Carers Week, sadly, we won’t get a badge, balloon or pay rise but we will at least get some recognition in the media of just how hard it is to care whether that is on a professional basis...

Pension Credit

Pension Credit. Recently it has been estimated that more than 2 in 5 people of pension age are not claiming all the benefits that they are entitled to. It gives people of pension age extra money to help with living costs if they are on a low income.  This is paid in...

Transphobia Homophobia & Biphobia Awareness

  Monday was International Day Against Transphobia Homophobia & Biphobia so I wanted to share my thoughts about equality and discrimination and why it is such an important topic.   Equality. Why does it matter so much? I am white, straight, and born into...