East Devon charity ‘good value for money’

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 August 2017

Roger Giles

Roger Giles

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A charity which helps people in need in East Devon has received praise from district councillors.

Officers from East Devon’s Citizen Advice (CAED) charity joined East Devon District Council’s Scrutiny committee at its most recent meeting to explain how it provides a much valued free service to the community.

The council contributes more than 35 per cent of the charity’s income.

Scrutiny members were unanimous in their support of the work undertaken by the charity in assisting those in need with all kinds of issues, ranging from help with benefit applications and dealing with personal debt, to employment needs and housing needs. The committee felt that the service was fully accountable and extremely good value.

Scrutiny committee chairman Councillor Roger Giles: “The scrutiny committee recognised the invaluable work of Citizens Advice and wished to ensure that East Devon District Council continues to fully support its work in what are difficult times for many people.”

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