Benefits worries are top of Uckfield CAB case list

Welfare benefits are the top problem taken by Uckfield area people to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

It represents more than a third of the total cases dealt with by advisers.

Debt (17 per cent), housing (ten per cent) and employment (ten per cent) are the next three major issues.

During the first quarter of this financial year, the Uckfield bureau dealt with 468 clients who raised 1,388 issues per client.

Uckfield CAB, which is based next to the Civic Centre at The Hub in Civic Approach, provides advice face-to-face, over the phone, by email and Skype.

Details of opening times and other information about services can be found on the CAB’s website.

The statistics on use were given on Monday (August 24) to a meeting of Uckfield Town Council’s general purposes committee.

Cllr Paul Sparks, Liberal Democrat, Uckfield North, the council representative to the CAB, said case numbers were stable but becoming more complex.

The town council supports the CAB’s work with a grant of £18,000 (in the current year).

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