Use the CAB for everything from A to Z
We may live in the digital age with information mostly at hand but we still need vital help and advice from agencies like the Citizens Advice Bureau, writes
can’t afford the legal fees, the CAB can be helpful for you too.
Free legal services are few and far between, but the CAB works with local legal practitioners to ensure that everyone can be fairly represented if they need to be.
Balancing expenses versus income is an art many people struggle with, and most CABs have a close relationship with budgeting services in their communities.
The same goes with emergency food aid, so if you or another family in your neighbourhood need a hand with the day-to-day, confidential assistance from your local food bank isn’t far away.
Maybe you’re struggling with your boss or think you’ve been unfairly dismissed from your job.
Ask your local CAB for specialist advice on employment issues. Some also present clinics on CV writing, careers counselling and preparing for an interview.
And if you’re stuck with consumer issues like buying and selling cars, applying for a loan, or dealing with scams or misrepresentation, some CABs can help with these issues too.
Of course, don’t forget that your neighbours might be able to help too. You never know; you might unknowingly live right next door to a JP! Just ask around on Neighbourly.co.nz.
The Citizens Advice Bureau is there to help with forms for every situation.