We provide free, confidential, and impartial advice to anyone who needs it, to help them resolve the problems they face, and we use the intelligence we gather to lobby and influence social policy makers, both locally and nationally. Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts Ltd is a local charity. As a local, independent charity, we are members of a national network which collectively is the Citizens Advice Service.

Meet our CEO

ElizabethOur CEO Elizabeth joined Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts as a volunteer adviser in January 2013. She joined the paid staff in June 2016. In March 2021, she became CEO. She is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people in our communities and making sure that the organisation is a great place to work and volunteer.

Meet our Chair

ClaireClaire joined our board as a Trustee in December 2016. She became Chair in January 2022. She is a qualified accountant, an experienced non- executive director and charitable trustee, and brings expert knowledge of risk management in very complex organisations.

Research and Campaigns

One of the aims of the Citizens Advice Service is to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives; this is what is known as Research and Campaigns. The stories our clients tell us provide a unique insight into the problems faced by people in the UK. We speak up about the policies and services that cause people problems.

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