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Vote now for our Money Advice for Mental Health project in the Aviva Community Awards

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Please support us by voting for our Mental Health and Money Advice Project

We've submitted a bid for £25,000 funding to fund our debt project that provides money advice to people with mental health problems for a further year and we really need to win! 

Voting has now opened and eight projects with the highest number of votes will win so please vote now and then share the link below with all your friends and family and  your community and ask everyone else to vote too.

Just go to You first have register and then you get ten votes to use which I hope you will give all the our project!

Voting closes on 18th November so please keep reminding your networks of friends right up till the last minute.

And if you use Facebook or twitter and are not yet following ca-scd, please find us on 

Facebook at CitizensAdviceStroudCotswolds and 

Twitter at @AdviceStroudCotswold  

and follow us now so that you can share this voting link via these routes.

Many thanks for your support

ps. If you have trouble voting today, please try again later - I think everyone is trying to vote now and the website has gone really slow. But don't worry - there's plenty of time to get your vote in before 18th November . Just don't forget!

Published: Tue 24th October 2017 @ 10:47 -

Help through Crisis - voices from the project

At the end of our first successful year of the partnership "Help through Crisis" project, we asked some of the people who we've worked with to tell us what difference the project has made to their lives. You can hear what they said in this video at

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Published: Mon 9th October 2017 @ 09:12 -

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 -