Broxtowe CAB is at risk of having to stop its face to face advice surgeries in Stapleford after 13 years because of a lack of funding. The Stapleford advice service, which costs just £7,000 each year to run, provides vital help to local people on low incomes, those with long term health problems or those who just need advice on their rights.
In the last 12 months vulnerable Stapleford residents have had 388 appointments with CAB, and as a result received a staggering £395,000 in additional income.
Stapleford resident and Broxtowe Labour campaigner Ella Kearney says “The service Broxtowe CAB provide in Stapleford is absolutely essential, and the thought it could close is shocking. As Universal Credit and other welfare changes continue, we will need the CAB in Stapleford more than ever to help prevent debt, homelessness and poverty.”