Latest News

Welcome to our news page where you can find all the latest stories to bring you up to date on what’s been happening in your local Citizens Advice

Real life stories are very valuable to help us promote our services to the people who need assistance and to the people who fund us. If our service has helped you and you are prepared to share your experience, please contact us so we can tell your story here.

Health and Wellbeing Reports 2017

We've just produced our annual Health and Wellbeing Reports, updated for 2017, which contain lots of facts and figures that demonstrate the link between poverty and wellbeing and how timely advice and have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.  You can download them by clicking the links below.

Cotswold District Health and Wellbeing Report 2017

Stroud District Health and Wellbeing Report 2017

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Published: Fri 11th August 2017 @ 13:46 -

2017 Annual General Meeting

This year's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 10m in the Council Chamber, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, GL5 4UB

After the formal business,  there will be a talk on  “The Mental Health Benefits of Advice”

Ashley Comley, Assistant Chief Executive of Rhondda Cynon Taff Citizens Advice Bureau, will talk about the work his team have been doing around mental health and the kinds of outcomes we could hope to achieve with the new Mental Health Debt service that we are piloting in Stroud

Members will receive their personal invitations in early September. In the meantime please put the date in your diary - everyone is welcome to join us.

You can view the  Agendaminutes of the AGM 2016,  the Annual Report, the draft Annual Accounts for 2016-17.

Published: Wed 30th August 2017 @ 09:15 -

SDC signs Council Tax Good Practice Protocol

We're delighted that today Stroud District Council signed the Refreshed Good Practice Protocol on the Collection of Council Tax Arrears.

Published: Mon 31st July 2017 @ 11:20 -

Join us for our Summer Open Gardens at Ozleworth

This year we are delighted to be holding our Summer Open Gardens at Ozleworth Park, with kind permission of Mr and Mrs Andrew Stone.

Come and join us on Sunday 18th June from 2pm - 5.30pm to wander round these amazing gardens which are rarely open to the public.

There will also be the Nailsworth silver Band and Steel Band "Panache" to entertain, plus delicious teas, a plant stal, raffle and tomobola.

Admission is £5 and all proceeds will support our advice work in the Stroud District.

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Published: Wed 10th May 2017 @ 11:17 -

New Mental Health Money Advice Service launched

 We are very excited to announce the appointment of a new Mental Health Trainee Money Advice Worker. Barbara Burford, who has 27 years experience as a  mental health nurse, has joined  our team in our busy Stroud office. Working 3 days a week (Wednesday - Friday), she is going through a fast-track money adviser training programme to become a fully qualified money advice worker and will then take on a caseload of people with mental health issues and money problems. 

Funded by the Martin Lewis Innovation Fund, we hope that this one-year pilot project will demonstrate the invaluable role that advice services play in addressing mental health needs and that it will improve the partnership working and referral routes between Citizens Advice and the 2Gether Trust for the benefit of users of both services.

You can download more information about this project here.

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Published: Tue 13th June 2017 @ 11:25 -