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Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are staffed by dedicated teams and are open to serve all local people who require advice.

The advice offered is:

  • free - the service provided is free

  • confidential - nothing learned by the bureau from enquirers, including the facts of their visit, will be passed on to anyone outside the service without their express permission

  • impartial - the service is open to everybody, regardless of race, gender, disability and to lesbians, gay men and those living with HIV/AIDS. Advice is given without preconceived attitudes

  • independent - they are able to offer impartial advice on any matter

Clients' most common problems generally relate to benefits, employment, debt, housing, consumer affairs and family relationships.

How can the CAB help you manage your debt?

If you are struggling to pay your bills or have received any court papers or letters that seem urgent,you should not delay in contacting your local bureau. You may need to act quickly so you should not delay contacting the Bureau, who can:

  • identify your priority debts

  • check you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to

  • help you restructure your finances

  • negotiate with your creditors or

  • negotiate a repayment programme

Advice can also be found online on the Advice guide website (opens in a new window)

For more information visit the Citizens Advice Bureau website (opens in a new window) 

Contact your local CAB

NameAddressTelephoneWebsiteDescription
Bridport CAB

45 South Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3NY

03442 451 291 Bridport and District Citizens Advice Bureau (opens in a new window)-
Christchurch CAB2 Sopers Lane

Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1JG

03442 451 291 Christchurch Citizens Advice Bureau (opens in a new window)You can phone the Christchurch Citizens Advice Bureau advice line for help. You will have a short phone assessment interview to determine the best way they can help you. You may be offered information, or in more complex matters, an appointment can be arranged for you to call at the bureau.
Dorchester and District CAB

1 Acland Road
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1JW

03442 451 29 Dorchester Citizens Advice Bureau (opens in a new window)The bureau also offer advice sessions in some villages such as Maiden Newton, Cerne Abbas, Bere Regis, Puddletown and Crossways.
East Dorset CAB

Wimborne office:
Hanham Road
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 1AS

03442 451 291 East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau (opens in a new window)The bureau also offers outreach offices in Cranborne and Verwood GP surgeries, Verwood Library, and Heatherlands Community Centre.

Ferndown office:
1A Princes Court
Princes Road
Ferndown
Dorset
BH22 9JG

North Dorset CAB

4-7 Newbury Court
High St
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 4QX

03442 451 291-We provide face to face and telephone advice from our main outlet at Gillingham, as well as several outreaches at Blandford, Shaftesbury, and Sturminster Newton.  A brief initial assessment of your issue may lead to an appointment where things can be looked at in more detail.
Sherborne CAB

Manor House
Newland
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 3JL

03442 451 291 Sherborne Citizens Advice Bureau (opens in a new window)-
Purbeck CAB

Mill Lane
Wareham
BH20 4RA

03442 451 291 Purbeck Citizens Advice (opens in a new window)-
Weymouth and Portland CAB

Mulberry Terrace
Great George Street
Weymouth
DT4 8NQ

03442 451 291--

 

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