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Free debt advice on offer to beat post-Christmas blues

31 January 2017
Citizens Advice employee Jenny Burnett

Banbury residents seeking help as the New Year bills roll in are being encouraged to visit a debt advisory service in the town.

Citizens Advice, Banbury

Citizens Advice, which is being supported by Sanctuary Housing, is on hand to assist people trying to balance the books following the often expensive Christmas period; as well as offering a referral-only specialist service for Sanctuary tenants.

Trained advisors at the Citizens Advice Cornhill offices offer free, independent and confidential advice on a range of money matters, including saving with the Cherwell Community Bank, help with managing personal finances, dealing with debt and budgeting for the future.

Services are available either face-to-face by dropping into the Cornhill offices, or over the phone from Monday to Friday.

“Experienced advisors who are more than happy to help”

Pat Wood, Citizens Advice Chief Executive said: “Money can be a worry for many people, not just in January but throughout the year. We have a team of highly-trained, experienced advisors who are more than happy to help with issues people may have.”

“Our residents are able to access the basic financial services”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “January is often a difficult time of year for people financially following Christmas and it is important they have somewhere to turn to for support in addition to Sanctuary’s trained income advisors who support residents who are having difficulty paying their rent.

“We aim to ensure that our residents are able to access the basic financial services they need. Citizens Advice provides a vital additional service and we encourage anybody in need of some help with their finances to contact them.”

Contact Citizens Advice

For Citizens Advice opening times or for more details, visit http://www.caox.org.uk.

This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.