Citizens Advice is celebrating 80 years of providing confidential advice to people in difficulty.
To mark the milestone a celebration and open day is taking place at Loughton Library on Wednesday 4 September 2019 between 1 and 3 pm.
Members of the public are invited to attend and browse an exhibition on Citizens Advice Through the Decades.
Refreshments and snacks will be available and RSVPs are required by Tuesday 20th August to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Citizens Advice launched on 4 September 1939 – the day after World War Two began – offering free, confidential, independent advice in 200 locations, some in the areas worst affected by the Blitz.
They gave advice to whoever needed it on a range of issues including evacuation, what to do if they’d lost their home and how to get a new ration book. They also helped locate missing relatives and prisoners of war and debt quickly became a key issue as incomes reduced due to call-ups.
1970s – consumer protection became a priority
1980s – two recessions meant a growth in poverty and enquiries rose in line with this
Nowadays managing money, family and health worries and understanding consumer and legal rights are some of the issues CA deals with on a daily basis.
Its network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
For more information visit: https://wearecitizensadvice.org.uk/for-everyone-for-80-years-98601c688814