East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is offering a free financial health check to members of the community. The new service is funded by £3.3m by the Scottish Government over the next two years and CABs across Scotland are offering this service to members of the community.
“Research has shown that around half a million Scots are not claiming all the support they are entitled to. That means families are struggling to heat their homes or put food on the table while missing out on financial assistance that could make a crucial difference. This service is all about identifying those people and linking them up with the grants, benefits or support that they need.
“The CAB service already does work every day to help people who are struggling, but it is an ongoing battle to make sure we are reaching all the people who need this support, so the funding we have received for this new service is extremely welcome and will allow us to offer this crucial help to thousands more people who could benefit from it.”